"Key Concepts and Methods in Ethnography, Language & Communication"

Workshops, conferences 2010

  • Start: Mar 1, 2010 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Mar 3, 2010 04:00 PM
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Key Concepts and Methods in Ethnography, Language & Communication"
Organized by the King’s College London, the Tilburg University and the Institute of Education, University of London.

For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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This three-day course is designed to introduce researchers to a range of perspectives and tools employed in the ethnographic study of language and communication. The course is divided into four sessions. The first day “Linguistic ethnography: What, why & how?” introduces participants to the key ideas and theoretical frameworks upon which the course is based, and to some of the major advantages and problems involved in the adoption of a “linguistic ethnographic” perspective. The remaining days are devoted to investigation of concepts and methods relevant to three different levels of analysis: micro-interactional, generic, and trans-contextual. Sessions include data analysis workshops, interactive lectures and discussions.


  • Ben Rampton, Professor of Applied & Sociolinguistics at King’s College London, and Director of the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication (www.kcl.ac.uk/ldc)
  • Jan Blommaert, Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at Tilburg University, Netherlands, and Director of the Babylon Centre for Studies on the Multicultural Society (www.tilburguniversity.nl/babylon)
  • Adam Lefstein, Senior Lecturer in Education at the Department of Learning, Curriculum and Communication, Institute of Education
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