Increasing numbers of researchers are engaging in studies involving complex contexts of ‘superdiversity’ and participants who have a broad range of linguistic repertoires and communication needs. Yet there are often limited opportunities for scholars to exchange knowledge and experience on key conceptual, epistemological and methodological questions.
This event invites critical reflection on what it means to conduct research multilingually. It is anchored around examples of recent research projects that help to shed light on questions facing researchers interested in investigating the multilingual practices of others, researchers who draw on their own multilingual capabilities as part of their research practice, and the role of intermediaries in research such as translators and interpreters.
The event will be of particular interest to doctoral candidates and early career researchers working on areas in which multilingualism is prominent, but also to more established researchers new to these areas.
The event will take place on 3 July 2018, 1-5pm, in the Graduate School Training Room, Ellen Wilkinson Building, The University of Manchester.