1st Edition

Qualitative Research Methods in English Medium Instruction for Emerging Researchers Theory and Case Studies of Contemporary Research

Edited By Samantha M. Curle, Jack K. H. Pun Copyright 2023
    148 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This timely book will guide researchers on how to apply qualitative research methods to explore English-medium instruction (EMI) issues, such as classroom interactions, teachers’ and students’ perceptions on language and pedagogical challenges, and stakeholders’ views on the implementation of EMI.

    Each chapter focuses on a specific type of qualitative research methodology, beginning with an overview of the research and the method used, before presenting a unique case study. Chapters will also identify the process that EMI researchers went through to conduct their research, the key dilemmas they faced, and focus particularly on the methodological issues they encountered. By exploring these issues and providing up-to-date insights in contexts across the globe, this book informs theory or the lack thereof, underlying research into the phenomenon of EMI.

    This text will be indispensable for researchers who want to learn and acquire skills in conducting qualitative research in EMI, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students reading in the fields of applied linguistics and language education.

    Introduction: qualitative research methods in English-medium instruction for emerging researchers Samantha M. Curle and Jack K. H. Pun  1. Using Q methodology to better understand subjectivity in EMI Jiahao Pan and Jun Lei  2. How to conduct a multimodal classroom discourse analysis Fei Victor Lim  3. The use of epistemic network analysis in analysing classroom discourse in EMI-science classrooms Kason Ka Ching Cheung and Jack K. H. Pun  4. Using corpus linguistics and grounded theory to explore EMI stakeholders' discourse Niall Curry and Pascual Pérez-Paredes  5. Affordances of conversation analysis for investigating EMI classroom talk Reka R. Jablonkai  6. Moving beyond language in EMI research: a multimodal and multichannel analytical framework to visualise classroom practices Balbina Moncada-Comas and Irati Diert-Boté  7. A narrative enquiry into EMI instructors’ linguistic and pedagogical needs Sezen Arslan  8. Engaged methodological approach in the study of language ideologies in EMI policies Prem Phyak, Nani Babu Ghimire and Mohan Singh Saud


    Samantha Curle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Bath, UK. 

    Jack Pun is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the City University of Hong Kong.

    ‘This is a highly unique collection of studies on English medium of instruction (EMI) due to its explicit focus on the use of qualitative methods and emerging scholars’ voices in diverse contexts. These voices engage with a variety of critical issues (e.g., epistemic network, ideologies, identities) to fill the relevant knowledge gaps in EMI research.’

    Professor Andy Gao
    , The University of New South Wales

    'If you are an EMI researcher who finds qualitative research challenging, this is the book that will help you jump over the methodological hurdles that you may come across when implementing your study. I can say with certainty that you will find the practical advice provided by the contributors most useful and valuable.'

    David Lasagabaster, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU