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Explorations in ethnography, language and communication


11 September, 2009

Aston University, Birmingham

This one-day conference will explore the possibilities and problems of employing ethnographically sensitive approaches to language and communication research across a wide range of disciplines and topics, including health, education, social and political processes, culture and identity. A draft-programme is now available.

Plenary speakers

Jan Blommaert, Department of Languages, University of Jyvaskyla

Martyn Hammersley, The Open University

Data workshops

Conference registrants are also invited to attend additional data-focused interactive workshops on the afternoon of Thursday 10th September (2pm – 5pm). Workshop facilitators include Professor Ben Rampton and Professor Celia Roberts (King’s College London), Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Jeff Bezemer and Dr Carey Jewitt (Institute of Education University of London) and Dr. Sara Shaw (University College London / The Nuffield Trust).

Registration for the conference is now open. The one-day conference fee is £35, including a buffet lunch, tea and coffee, with a reduced rate of £15 for students. There will be a charge of £10 for the optional data-focused workshop. Places for the data workshop will be limited so early registration is advised. Please use the registration form to register.

The conference is organised by Dr. Fiona Copland (School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University), Dr. Julia Snell (Institute of Education University of London) and Dr. Sara Shaw (Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London / The Nuffield Trust).

For further details and queries, please email