Learning And Using Languages In Ethnographic Research by Annabel TremlettLearning And Using Languages In Ethnographic Research by Annabel Tremlett

Learning And Using Languages In Ethnographic Research

EditorAnnabel Tremlett, Julien Danero Iglesias, Robert Gibb

Paperback | December 31, 2019

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Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research breaks the silence that still surrounds learning a language for ethnographic research and in the process demystifies some of the multilingual aspects of contemporary ethnographic work. It promotes a wider debate among researchers about how they themselves learn and use different languages in their work, and helps future fieldworkers make more informed choices when carrying out ethnographic research using other languages. The book explores how researchers' experiences of learning and using other languages in fieldwork contexts relate to wider structures of power, hierarchy and inequality. The volume offers a set of engaging and accessible accounts of language learning and use written by ethnographers who are at different stages of their academic career, from PhD students to researchers already on their second or even third fieldwork sites.
Robert Gibb is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests include Asylum, Refugees and Migration, and contemporary social theory. Annabel Tremlett is Senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research investigates the differences between public and self-representations of minority or margi...
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Title:Learning And Using Languages In Ethnographic ResearchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 6.2 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2019Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1788925904

ISBN - 13:9781788925907

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Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research breaks the silence that still surrounds learning a language for ethnographic research and in the process demystifies some of the multilingual aspects of contemporary ethnographic work. It promotes a wider debate among researchers about how they themselves learn and use different languages in their work, and helps future fieldworkers make more informed choices when carrying out ethnographic research using other languages. The book explores how researchers' experiences of learning and using other languages in fieldwork contexts relate to wider structures of power, hierarchy and inequality. The volume offers a set of engaging and accessible accounts of language learning and use written by ethnographers who are at different stages of their academic career, from PhD students to researchers already on their second or even third fieldwork sites.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Robert Gibb, Annabel Tremlett and Julien Danero Iglesias: IntroductionChapter 2. Lydia Medland: Language Learning as Research Rehearsal: Preparation for Multi-linguistic Field Research in MoroccoChapter 3. Susan Frohlick and Carolina Meneses: Emergent Collaborations: Field Assistants, Voice, and MultilingualismChapter 4. Laela Adamson: Learning Language to Research Language in Two Tanzanian Secondary SchoolsChapter 5. Robert Gibb: 'Demystifying' Multilingual Fieldwork: On the Importance of Documenting and Reflecting on Language Learning in Ethnographic ResearchChapter 6. Dominic Esler: Dealing with Diglossia: Language Learning as EthnographyChapter 7. Teresa Piacentini: Language Learning and Unlearning in Ethnographic Fieldwork: 'Speaking Asylum' and 'Doing Small Talk'Chapter 8. Lara Momesso: One Language, Two Systems: On Conducting Ethnographic Research Across the Taiwan StraitChapter 9. Annabel Tremlett: Breakdowns for Breakthroughs: Using Anxiety and Embarrassment as Insightful Points for Understanding FieldworkChapter 10. Daniella Jofré: Andean Ethnography and Language Learning: Reflecting on Identity Politics and Resistance Strategies of the Chilean AymaraChapter 11. Julien Danero Iglesias: How I Tried to Speak a Language Like a 'Native' and how this Influenced my ResearchChapter 12. Iolanda Vasile: 'The Language is Mine. The Accent is Yours': Doing Fieldwork in AngolaChapter 13. Matthew Blackburn: Being 'Proficient' and 'Competent': On 'Languaging', Field Identity and Power/Privilege Dynamics in Ethnographic ResearchChapter 14. Charo Reyes: Plurilingual Focus, Multilingual Space, Bilingual Set-up: Conducting Ethnographic Research in Two Catalonian SchoolsChapter 15. Wine Tesseur: Listening, Languages and the Nature of Knowledge and Evidence: What We Can Learn from Investigating 'Listening' in NGOsChapter 16. Sarah Burton: Becoming a Multilingual Researcher in Contemporary Academic Culture: Experiential Stories of (Not) Learning and Using LanguagesChapter 17. Robert Gibb, Annabel Tremlett and Julien Danero Iglesias: Conclusion