When: 2016-09-22 09:00,2016-09-23 17:00
Organiser: Organized by Swedish and English at Södertörn University
Event language: English
Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe:No
Sixth Conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication
Diversities in global societies
Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) is a biannual conference for the Linguistic Ethnography Forum affiliated with BAAL. The conference was originally inspired by a research training programme run by a team of researchers at Kings College London and the Institute of Education. Three participants from the first cohort joined forces to establish an event that would facilitate further opportunities for exchange of knowledge around ethnography, language and communication. They established a conference in September 2008 and ran further events in 2009 and 2010 at the University of Aston, Birmingham. In 2010 the Linguistic Ethnography Forum decided to turn the conference into a biannual event and the 4th EELC in Copenhagen 2012 was the first conference to be held outside the UK and the University of Aston. The 5th EELC was held at the University of Manchester in 2014. The sixth EELC conference will be held on 22-23 September 2016 in Södertörn University in Sweden.
- Provide a dedicated cross-disciplinary forum for researchers who combine ethnographic and linguistic approaches
- Facilitate high quality debate on contemporary issues across health, education, social policy and cultural studies
- Establish a stimulating programme combining plenary lectures, data workshops, oral and poster presentations
- Facilitate international dialogue between Linguistic Ethnography in Europe and US linguistic anthropology
Theme of the 6th EELC conference
Our aim for this conference is to examine how linguistic ethnography can be used in order to capture cultural, gendered, linguistic and other kinds of diversity in today’s global societies. In line with Södertörn University’s intercultural profile, we want to explore the role of language in diverse settings: in the workplace, in education, in the community and at home. Today, with the development of technology, information and capital are transcending social and geographical barriers thus giving new forms to communication. The challenges of conducting ethnography in order to capture these new globalized yet diverse settings are larger than ever and in this conference we wish to explore new theories and methods and discuss research results from studies that have set out to achieve this.
Forms of participation
We welcome participants to give a paper, present a poster, or hold a workshop. Paper presenters will be allowed 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presenters will be assigned a special session for brief presentations and discussions. Workshops may last 90 minutes to two hours and can be run by one organizer or a group of organizers with complementary projects. All workshop proposals should indicate a relevant thematic discussion and associated audience activity, such as critical questions on theory, issues of methodology, or exercises on data analysis.
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