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LEDS first session of 2019-20: Introducing linguistic ethnography – Wednesday 16th October

Posted on 7 October 2019 by Judith Reynolds

The Linguistic Ethnography Discussion and Study Group (LEDS) is a Cardiff-based forum for collaborative exploration of questions about how social and linguistic processes are interrelated, and about how and why ethnographic methods can be usefully combined with approaches to studying language.   Meetings of LEDS will be running in 2019-20 at Cardiff University, co-ordinated by
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Interactional Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Ethnography: Considering the Relationship

Posted on 4 October 2019 by Judith Reynolds

By Piotr Wegorowski The topic of our last LEDS meeting of 2018-2019 was the relationship between Interactional Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Ethnography. In particular, we considered how useful it is to consider the two as separate frameworks. Interactional Sociolinguistics (IS) is primarily associated with the work of John Gumperz. His key contribution, building on work in
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Ethics and vulnerability in linguistic ethnography

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Piotr Węgorowski

by Kate Steel My ongoing PhD research focuses on police-victim interaction during first-response call-outs in England and Wales. I take a qualitative, discourse-analytical approach to examining police body-worn video footage, supported by ethnographic research involving officers and victims who have first-hand experience of such encounters. Clearly, research involving such sensitive personal data entails significant ethical
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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,
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