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Critical Reflections on Multilingual Research Practice

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Ellen Wilkinson Building

The Graduate School Training Room

First Floor

Manchester

M15 6JA

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Increasing numbers of researchers are engaging in studies involving complex contexts of ‘superdiversity’ and participants who have a broad range of linguistic repertoires and communication needs. Yet there are often limited opportunities for scholars to exchange knowledge and experience on key conceptual, epistemological and methodological questions.

This event invites critical reflection on what it means to conduct research multilingually. It is anchored around examples of recent research projects that help to shed light on questions facing researchers interested in investigating the multilingual practices of others, researchers who draw on their own multilingual capabilities as part of their research practice, and the role of intermediaries in research such as translators and interpreters.

The event is designed to support the development of a critical mindset for effective multilingual research, providing structured reflection on language and languaging in research practice, and on the role of intermediaries in research involving inter-lingual communication.

A series of short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A on a broad range of questions that include but are not limited to: the implications for research practice of viewing language as range of communicative repertoires and practices; the ways in which multilingualism is conceived as a resource by researchers and research participants; and how spaces of multilingual contact are created and critically evaluated in the research process.

Who is the event for? The event will be of particular interest to doctoral candidates and early career researchers working on areas in which multilingualism is prominent, but also to more established researchers new to these areas.

Speakers

‘From researching multilingually to the language/ing of research’

Dr Richard Fay, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

‘Linguistic ethnography and filmmaking in a remote international translanguaging space’

Dr Annelies Kusters, Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University

‘Co-producing research with migrant groups: report on a peer interpreting project in Manchester’

Dr Rebecca Tipton, Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester

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Ellen Wilkinson Building

The Graduate School Training Room

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Manchester

M15 6JA

United Kingdom

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