Researching Multilingualism expertly engages with a new sociolinguistics of multilingualism, taking account of this new communicative order and the particular cultural and social conditions of our times. Seventeen chapters are divided into four sections covering: researching discourses, policies and practices; contemporary mobilities; Researching multilingual communication on-line; Multilingualism in research practice. This state-of-the-art overview of research methodologies in multilingual settings will be of interest for all students and researchers working in the area of multilingualism within Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Education and Communication Studies.
List of figures and tables Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction Marilyn Martin-Jones and Deirdre Martin Researching trajectories, multilingual repertoires and identities Chapter 2: Narrative analysis in migrant and transnational contexts Mike Baynham and Anna De Fina Chapter 3: Biographical approaches to research in multilingual settings: Exploring linguistic repertoires. Brigitta Busch Chapter 4: The risks and gains of a single case study Kamran Khan Chapter 5: Researching student mobility in multilingual Switzerland: Reflections on multi-sited ethnography Martina Zimmermann Researching discourses, policies and practices on different scales Chapter 6: Nexus analysis as scalar ethnography for educational linguistics Francis Hult Chapter 7: Critical ethnography of language policy: A semi-confessional tale David Cassels Johnson Chapter 8: Investigating visual practices in educational settings: schoolscapes, language ideologies and organizational cultures Petteri Laihonen and Tamas Peter Szabo Researching multilingual communication and multisemioticity online Chapter 9: Methodologies for researching multilingual online texts and practices David Barton and Carmen Lee Chapter 10: Investigating multilingualism and multi-semioticity as communicative resources in social media Sirpa Leppanen & Samu Kytoela Chapter 11: Virtual ethnographic approaches to researching multilingualism online. Helen Kelly-Holmes and Aoife Lenihan Multilingualism in research practice: voices, identities and researcher reflexivity Chapter 12: Reflexive ethnographic research practice in multilingual contexts Marilyn Martin-Jones, Jane Andrews and Deirdre Martin Chapter 13: Reflexivity in team ethnography: Using researcher vignettes Angela Creese, Jaspreet Kaur Takhi and Adrian Blackledge Chapter 14: Researching children's literacy practices and identities in faith settings: multimodal text-making and talk about text as resources for knowledge-building Vally Lytra, Eve Gregory and Arani Ilankuberan Chapter 15: Multilingual dynamics in the research process: transcribing and interpreting interactional data Sabina Vakser Ethnographic monitoring and critical collaborative analysis for social change Chapter 16: Countering unequal multilingualism through ethnographic monitoring Haley De Korne and Nancy H. Hornberger Chapter 17: Ethnographic monitoring and the study of complexity Jef Van der Aa & Jan Blommaert