Latest posts

Blog Post

Exploring ethics in repatriation research

Posted on 29 April 2019 by Piotr Węgorowski

by Katy Brickley My research explores how linguistic inequality occurs – and is challenged – within Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) repatriation programmes for asylum seekers and irregular migrants. I focus on applicants’ opportunities to make informed decisions about their return.  For those who have not come across AVR before, the programmes are described by IOM (International Organization for Migration), the largest global provider of AVR,
Read more


Announcement

LEDS session 10th April – Data session: Communicating Assisted Voluntary Return programmes to migrants

Posted on 8 April 2019 by Judith Reynolds

Our final LEDS meeting of the spring term will take place this coming Wednesday, 10 April from 4.30-5.30pm (optional discussion until 6pm) in Room 2.47, John Percival Building.  This session is a data session, giving us the opportunity to explore how linguistic ethnographic projects generate different forms of data, and some of the ways in
Read more

Blog Post

Video reflexive ethnography – LEDS in conversation with Rick Iedema

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Judith Reynolds

In the past two weeks, we have held two sessions of LEDS focused on video reflexive ethnography (VRE).  VRE is an approach to research in healthcare improvement pioneered by Professor Rick Iedema, and developed by Rick and his colleagues over the last 15 years.  On 20th March, we discussed Chapter One of Iedema’s recent co-authored publication Video reflexive ethnography
Read more

Blog Post

Language, culture and social difference: Using linguistic ethnography to explore collective class identity in cultural texts

Posted on 21 February 2019 by Judith Reynolds

By Beverley Hill, Swansea University My recent research was prompted by an interest in whether cultural texts (such as films, books, art etc) can successfully be used as alternative sources of data for the ethnographic study of language, culture and society. Leading a discussion on this topic at the last LEDS meeting (6th February) gave
Read more