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Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communucation
Focus

This one-day 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. The final programme is now available.

Where and when

Date

Place

Venue

Friday 11th September 2009

Birmingham

Aston University

Travel and accommodation information

Plenary speakers

Plenary speakers are Professor Jan Blommaert (Department of Languages, University of Jyvaskyla) and Professor Martyn Hammersley (The Open University)

Data workshops

Conference registrants are also invited to attend additional data-focused interactive workshops on the afternoon of Thursday 10th September (2pm – 5pm). Workshop facilitators include Professor Ben Rampton and Professor Celia Roberts (King’s College London), Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Jeff Bezemer and Dr Carey Jewitt (Institute of Education University of London) and Dr. Sara Shaw (University College London / The Nuffield Trust). Abstracts of the data workshops are now available.

Registration

Registration for the conference is now open. The one-day conference fee is £35, including a buffet lunch, tea and coffee, with a reduced rate of £15 for students. There will be a charge of £10 for the optional data-focused workshop. Places for the data workshop will be limited so early registration is advised. Please use this form to register.

Organization

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

Contact
For further details and queries, please email explorations09@googlemail.com.
 

 

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Five-day course for advanced research students integrating ethnography with language and communication research.

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