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Title: Methodological Principles for Researching Multilingually: Reflections on Linguistic Ethnography
Author(s): Costley, Tracey
Reilly, Colin
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Keywords: Linguistic ethnography
researching multilingually
methodological principles
Issue Date: Sep-2021
Date Deposited: 28-Nov-2023
Citation: Costley T & Reilly C (2021) Methodological Principles for Researching Multilingually: Reflections on Linguistic Ethnography. <i>TESOL Quarterly</i>, 55 (3), pp. 1035-1047.
Abstract: Linguistic ethnography provides insight into how communication occurs between individuals and institutions, while situating these local actions within wider social, political and historical contexts (Copland & Creese, 2015) and has proven to be a particularly effective tool for developing our understanding of individuals’ lived multilingual realities (see Unamuno, 2014) and societal multilingualism. Turning the ‘reflexive gaze’ that is central to ethnography (Clifford & Marcus, 1986) back onto linguistic ethnography itself, we argue that where complex multilingual interactions are the object of study, more attention must be given to how multilingualism affects each aspect of the process of actually doing linguistic ethnography. In this paper we outline the development of three principles that we put forward as being essential in developing and conducting contemporary linguistic ethnography in multilingual settings. The principles are: 1) Researching multilingually; 2) Researching collaboratively; and 3) Researching responsively.
DOI Link: 10.1002/tesq.3037
Rights: ©2021 The Authors. TESOL Quarterly published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of TESOL International Association.1035This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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