Ethnography in multilingual urban contexts


26th February, 2005

Place School of Education, University of Birmingham
Focus The Birmingham one day seminar presents on-going research from the Midlands region based partly on the ESRC funded project: Complementary Schools and their Communities in Leicester. The seminar discusses some of the findings from the project as well as related multilingual themes considering discourse and power in the wider socio-political context. We explore such themes as ethnographically informed discourse analysis, emic perspectives and representation in team ethnography and engagement between the researcher and researched, after the research process. We also consider the possibilities of combining linguistic ethnography and critical discourse analysis in different constructions of context. 

Adrian Blackledge, The Racialisation of Language in British Political Discourse.


Angela Creese, Representation in Team Ethnography.


Peter Martin, Researched-Researcher Relationships: Turning the tables.