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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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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
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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
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Researching multilingually in linguistic ethnographic research

Posted on 7 December 2018 by Judith Reynolds

By Judith Reynolds, Cardiff University (with thanks to Piotr Wegorowski for his valuable input) I was pleased to facilitate the third session of this year’s LEDS on 5 December, which focused on the topic of researching multilingually in linguistic ethnographic research.  “Researching multilingually” is concerned with how researchers draw on their own, and others’ multilingual resources
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First meeting of LEDS 2016-17

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Frances Rock

Our first meeting will take place on 12th October from 4.30-5.30/6pm in room 3.62 of the John Percival Building. We are delighted to welcome Klara Abdi from the University of British Columbia, Canada, who will lead the session. Klara’s title will be: Researcher/Teacher/Mother/Friend: The dynamic, co-constructed and unstable nature of my researcher positionality across transnational
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LEDS 2016-17

Posted on 18 August 2016 by Frances Rock

Welcome to 2016/17!  We currently have several LEDS sessions in the pipeline. Would you like to get involved in LEDS or offer a talk? If so, please contact one of the LEDS organisers – Piotr Wegorowski (WegorowskiP@cardiff.ac.uk) and Frances Rock (RockF@Cardiff.ac.uk) – everyone welcome.
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