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
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1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
ANTECEDENTS, RELATED AREAS AND KEY CONCEPTS
2. INTERACTIONAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS
3. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
4. LITERACY STUDIES
5. SOCIOLINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHIES OF GLOBALISATION
7. SOCIAL CLASS
9. STYLE AND STYLISATION
11. PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION AND FIELDNOTES
12. THE ETHNOGRAPHIC INTERVIEW
13. MICRO-ANALYSIS OF SPOKEN INTERACTION
15. COLLABORATIVE ETHNOGRAPHY
17. DIGITAL APPROACHES IN LINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHY
18. MIXING METHODS? LINGUISTIC ETHNOGRAPHY AND LANGUAGE VARIATION
SITES AND SITUATIONS
19. YOUTH LANGUAGE
20. LANGUAGE DIVERSITY IN CLASSROOM SETTINGS
21. ELITE MULTILINGUALISM
22. LINGUA FRANCA SCENARIOS
23. FAITH COMMUNITIES
25. SIGN LANGUAGES
26. ACADEMIC WRITING
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.