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.
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.