1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Ethnography

Edited By

Karin Tusting




ISBN 9781138938168
Published September 15, 2019 by Routledge
406 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Ethnography provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive overview of this growing body of research, combining ethnographic approaches with close attention to language use. This handbook illustrates the richness and potential of linguistic ethnography to provide detailed understandings of situated patterns of language use while connecting these patterns clearly to broader social structures.

Including a general introduction to linguistic ethnography and 25 state-of-the-art chapters from expert international scholars, the handbook is divided into three sections. Chapters cover historical, empirical, methodological and theoretical contributions to the field, and new approaches and developments.

This handbook is key reading for those studying linguistic ethnography, qualitative research methods, sociolinguistics and educational linguistics within English Language, Applied Linguistics, Education and Anthropology.

 

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Author biographies

1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION - Karin Tusting

History of linguistic ethnography

Theoretical influences and antecedents

The handbook

References

ANTECEDENTS, RELATED AREAS AND KEY CONCEPTS

2. INTERACTIONAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS - Ben Rampton

Introduction

Historical background

Approach to analysis

Challenges

Practical interventions beyond the academy

Current contributions and research areas

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

Endnotes

3. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS - Stef Slembrouck

Historical perspectives and key definitions: Defining discourse and the discursive

Current contributions: The contemporary range of discourse analytical engagements

Critical issues and debates: Discourse analysis and linguistic ethnography

Research methods and future directions: recording, transcription and the relationship with fieldwork

Further reading

Related topics

References

Endnotes

4. LITERACY STUDIES - Julia Gillen and Winnie Siu-yee Ho

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Main research methods including approaches to analysis

Implications for practice

Future Directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

5. SOCIOLINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHIES OF GLOBALISATION - Alexandra Grey and Ingrid Piller

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

6. SCALE - Stef Slembrouck and Mieke Vandenbroucke

Introduction – the history and scope of the concept of scale as part of a spatial turn

Scale as space/time

The body as a taken-for-granted scale

Scales in linguistic ethnography: informants, practices and research

Scale in a linguistic ethnographic account of border crossing

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

7. SOCIAL CLASS - Julia Snell

Introduction

Historical perspectives: The emergence of class in variationist sociolinguistics

Main research methods

Current contributions and research areas

Critical debates and implications for practice

Future directions

Summary

Further Reading

Related topics

References

Endnotes

8. HETEROGLOSSIA - Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current and recent research

Implications

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

9. STYLE AND STYLISATION - Jürgen Jaspers and Sarah Van Hoof

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Current contributions and research areas

Critical issues and debates

Main research methods, including approaches to analysis

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

10. MULTIMODALITY - Jeff Bezemer and Sahra Abdullahi

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Main research methods: looking beyond writing

Main research methods: looking beyond speech

Further directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

METHODS

11. PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION AND FIELDNOTES - Uta Papen

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Methods

Current contributions and research areas

Critical issues and debates

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

12. THE ETHNOGRAPHIC INTERVIEW - Anna De Fina

Introduction

Types of interviews

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Conclusions and future directions

Further Reading

Related topics

References

13. MICRO-ANALYSIS OF SPOKEN INTERACTION - Rachel Heinrichsmeier

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Key debates

Main research methods and analysis

Key concepts

Implications for practice

Current contributions

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

14. ETHICS – Fiona Copland

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Future directions

Conclusion

Further Reading

Related topics

References

15. COLLABORATIVE ETHNOGRAPHY- Gabriele Budach

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Critical Issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Main research methods

Implications for Practice

Future Directions

Further Reading

Related Topics

References

16. REFLEXIVITY - Adriana Patiño-Santos

Introduction and definitions

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Implications for Practice: The backstage of our research

Future directions

Further Reading

Related topics

References

17. DIGITAL APPROACHES IN LINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHY - Piia Varis and Mingyi Hou

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Main research methods

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

18. MIXING METHODS? LINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHY AND LANGUAGE VARIATION - Susan Dray and Rob Drummond

Introduction

Critical debates: How compatible are ethnographic and variationist traditions?

Current contributions and key concepts: Recent studies using ‘mixed-methods’

Main research methods and analysis: Mutually useful data collection, transcription and analytic categories?

Implications for practice: Mixed methods? Lessons learned

Related topics

References

Acknowledgements

SITES AND SITUATIONS

19. YOUTH LANGUAGE - Rickard Jonsson, Henning Årman and Tommaso M. Milani

Introduction: definitions and key terms

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current research areas

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

Endnotes

20. LANGUAGE DIVERSITY IN CLASSROOM SETTINGS - Richard Barwell

Historical perspectives

Current contributions and research areas

Critical issues and debates

Discussion, conclusions and further directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

21. ELITE MULTILINGUALISM - Charlotte Selleck and Elisabeth Barakos

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Implications for Practice

Future directions

Further Reading

Related topics

References

22. LINGUA FRANCA SCENARIOS - Janus Mortensen

Introduction and key concepts

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Current research areas

Main research methods and approaches to analysis

Implications for Practice

Future directions

Further Reading

Related topics

References

23. FAITH COMMUNITIES - Vally Lytra

Introduction

Historical perspectives

Critical issues and debates

Main research methods

Implications for practice

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

24. POLICY - Sara Shaw and Laura Eyre

Introduction

Historical perspectives, critical issues and debates

Current contributions and research areas

Main research methods

Implications for practice

Future directions

Further reading

Related topics

References

25. SIGN LANGUAGES - Lynn Hou and Annelies Kusters

Introduction: Linguistic ethnography and sign languages

Main research methods

Terms and classifications: Sociolinguistic contexts of signing

Research areas

Critical issues and debates: Language ideologies

Future directions

Conclusion: contributions and implications

Further readings

Related topics

Acknowledgments

References

26. ACADEMIC WRITING - Kathrin Kaufhold and Karin Tusting

Introduction

Historical perspectives and core influences

Main research methods

Current contributions and research areas

Critical issues and debates

Implications for Practice

Future directions

Further Reading

Related topics

References

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

Karin Tusting is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. Her research has in recent years focussed on the literacies of the workplace, with a particular interest in issues of audit and accountability.

Reviews

"In just two decades, a unique ‘intellectual commons’ has been created by researchers who are committed to combining ethnographic approaches with close analysis of language practices, on and offline. This handbook documents and interrogates, in rigorous and compelling detail, the different strands of theory and method that have formed the basis of this intellectual tradition. It brings together contributions from scholars who have played a key role in the development of linguistic ethnography with fresh input from scholars who are taking the work in new directions. As well as being an immensely good read, the handbook will constitute a key resource for all of us who are concerned with building an understanding of the specific, situated ways in which language and literacy practices are bound up with the changing conditions of contemporary social life."

Marilyn Martin-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK

"This is an important text on the rich history as well as infinite applications of Linguistic Ethnography, including fresh discussions on topics such as discourse analysis, multimodalities, globalized language and situations, digital approaches, linguistic and ethnographic studies on youth language, classroom settings, faith communities and more! The collection of experts here is immense: this is simply the best collection of scholars in the field. This is a ‘must-read’ for all past, present and future scholars invested in the vital work of Linguistic Ethnography."

Allyson Jule, Trinity Western University, Canada