Ethnography, language & communication, 23 & 24 September

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Thursday 23 (2pm) - Friday 24 September 2010 at Aston University, Birmingham

This conference will explore the possibilities and problems of employing ethnographically sensitive approaches to language and communication research across a wide range of disciplines and topics (including health, education, social and political processes, culture and identity).
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The conference will open with a series of interactive data workshops, involving discussion of selected data combined with a paper presentation, allowing delegates to debate the process of interpretation and analysis. The second day will include plenary lectures, parallel oral presentations and a closing debate, with plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas with speakers and other delegates.

Plenary speakers:


Conference registrants are also invited to attend additional data-focused interactive workshops on the afternoon of Tuesday 23 September. Workshop facilitators include:

Organising committee

The conference is affiliated with the UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum and is organised by:
  • Dr. Fiona Copland (School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University)
  • Dr. Julia Snell (Institute of Education University of London)
  • Dr. Sara Shaw (Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London / The Nuffield Trust).
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