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Meetings schedule

Programme: Spring 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the government advice on remote working and minimizing travel and social contact due to the COVID-19 situation, LEDS is suspending meetings from 16 March for the remainder of the semester. Please watch this space for further developments.

In the meantime if you have any queries or ideas for future sessions, please get in touch by emailing the LEDS Convener Judith.

The planned programme for our meetings in Spring 2020 is presented in the table below.  Sessions normally run between 4.30 – 5.30pm (with optional discussion continuing for those who are able to stay, until 6pm).

Date (all 2020)Topic/TitleSession leader
19th February
(Room 2.04)
Ethics in linguistic ethnography – focus on fieldworkJudith Reynolds (Cardiff University)
4th MarchMeeting CANCELLED
due to industrial
25th March
(Room 2.46)
Using ethnographic data in designing a small, specialized spoken corpus: The case of care home interactions
Almut Koester (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
29th April
(Room TBC)
Researching writing and identity in post-compulsory teacher education
Rachel Stubley (Lancaster University/University of South Wales)

Programme: Autumn 2019

The programme for our meetings held in Autumn 2019, with links to blog posts where available, is presented in the table below. 

Date (all 2019)Topic/TitleSession leader
16th OctoberIntroducing linguistic ethnography – the benefits of combining linguistic and ethnographic methods in researching social lifeJudith Reynolds (Cardiff University)
30th OctoberDiscussion of recently published work in linguistic ethnographyJudith Reynolds (Cardiff University)
20th NovemberExploring an ethnohistorical approach to multimodality Lauren O’Hagan (Cardiff University)
27th Novembersession cancelled
11th December
(2.15pm – 3.30pm)
Extraordinary Session: Q&A with Ben Ramptonfacilitated by Judith Reynolds (Cardiff University)

Please see details of past LEDS programmes below – for inspiration and ideas!

Programme: Spring/Summer 2019

Date (all 2019)Topic/TitleSession leader
6th FebruaryLanguage, culture and social difference: Using linguistic ethnography to explore collective class identity in cultural textsBeverley Hill (Swansea University)
27th FebruaryEthnopoetics and the reflexive researcherNatasha Carver (Cardiff University)
20th March

Video Reflexive Ethnography: considering LE and visual/multimodal data through a discussion of Rick Iedema’s work

Piotr Wegorowski and Judith Reynolds (Cardiff University)
27th March
2.10-3.00pm, Rm. 1.57
Extraordinary Session: Q&A with Rick Iedema – Video Reflexive Ethnography Facilitated by Judith and Piotr
10th AprilData session – communicating Assisted Voluntary Return programmes to migrantsKaty Brickley (Cardiff University)
8th MayOnline linguistic ethnographyTereza Spilioti (Cardiff University)
5th JuneEthics in linguistic ethnographyKate Steel (Cardiff University)
26th June (Room 2.50)Interactional sociolinguistics and linguistic ethnography: considering the relationship Piotr Wegorowski (Cardiff University)

Programme: Autumn 2018

Date (all 2018)Topic/TitleSession leader
24th OctoberWhy ethnography? Introducing linguistic ethnographyJudith Reynolds and Piotr Wegorowski (both Cardiff University)
14th NovemberResearch presentation and discussion – The Pen and the Sword: The Linguistic Pedagogies of Chinese Taijiquan and European LongswordGeorge Jennings (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
5th DecemberResearching multilingually in linguistic ethnographic projectsJudith Reynolds (Cardiff University)

Programme: Spring 2016

Date (all 2016)Topic/TitleSession leader
3rd FebruaryOnline ethnographyMatteo Fabbretti (Cardiff University)
9th March“Ethnographic aspects of job interview research: taking things further”.Celia Roberts (King’s College London)
 27th MarchTeam ethnographyFrances Rock (Cardiff University)

Programme: Autumn 2015

Date (all 2015)Topic/TitleSession leader
14th OctoberIntroducing Linguistic Ethnography: Language and the ‘Real World’ Jaspal Singh and Piotr Węgorowski (Cardiff University)
11th NovemberHow to get involved in a research site without becoming distractedAmal Hallak (Cardiff University)
9th DecemberFieldnotes in linguistic ethnographyZayneb Al-Bundawi (Cardiff University)

Possible further topics for discussion

The topics below were suggested during LEDS discussions in 2015 – perhaps you would like a session to focus on one of these topics or a related topic?   Contact Judith with any ideas or suggestions.

  • Fieldnotes in LE research
  • Spoken naturally occurring data in LE research
  • Written naturally occurring data in LE research
  • Focus groups in LE research
  • Linguistic landscaping in LE research
  • Ethnography as performance/enactment
  • “Muddling/muddying up” the data
  • How to get involved in a research site without becoming distracted
  • Novel methods in LE
  • Relationships between Action Research and Linguistic Ethnography
  • Something else… please feel free to suggest a topic that interests you

Programme: Spring 2015

Date (all 2015)Topic/TitleSession leader
28th JanuaryTranscriptionPiotr Węgorowski (Cardiff University)
18th FebruaryIssues in data collection from a literacy studies perspectiveRachel Stubley (University of South Wales and Lancaster University)
11th MarchGifts and gratitude: What can we ‘give’ to our research participants?Jaspal Singh (Cardiff University)
1st AprilMy first year as a linguistic ethnographerAmal Hallak (Cardiff University)
22nd AprilAchieving a balance between linguistic and ethnographic data / findings: Is this desirable or needed?Helen Watts (University of the West of England)
13th MayNegotiating professional identities in Syrian internship workplaces: Access, learning and evaluationMaryam Almohammad (The University of Bristol)
10th JuneLinguistic Ethnography going online: challenges and opportunitiesTereza Spilioti (Cardiff University)