Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication 5 – Linguistic Ethnography: Benefits and Challenges

September 11, 2014 - September 12, 2014


University of Manchester

Website: http://eelc5.wordpress.com/

On 11th and 12th September 2014, EELC5 was held in the vibrant city of Manchester, co-organised by the universities of Manchester and Lancaster. The theme of the conference was‘Linguistic Ethnography: Benefits and Challenges’.

Details of the conference, including the book of abstracts, can be found on the conference website at https://eelc5.wordpress.com/ .

Call for papers:

We invite contributions from across disciplines and top­ics such as health, education, culture and identity, and communication in digital environments. We encourage abstracts which explore the benefits of taking an ethnographically informed approach to researching language and communication compared to other perspectives, and / or the challenges which arise in doing so. Part of the aim of this conference is to ‘take stock’ of what linguistic ethnography (LE), as an interdisciplinary and growing field, has achieved and where it stands compared to other perspectives on the study of language and communication. We are particularly interested in papers that discuss what an LE perspective allows us to see and understand that other approaches don’t, or in papers that are open and candid about the difficulties and limitations of LE and how these can perhaps be addressed.

On the Thursday a series of interactive workshops will take place. On the Friday papers and posters will be presented and discussed. Oral presentations will be 30 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Dedicated time and space will also be allocated for viewing and discussion of posters.