Fiona Copland

Fiona Copland är professor i TESOL vid University of Stirling i Skottland och biträdande forskningsdekan vid samhällvetenskapliga fakulteten där. Hennes främsta forskningsområden är TESOL-utbildning, undervisning i engelska för yngre åldrar och lingvistisk etnografi.

Fiona Coplands rikhaltiga publicering innefattar Linguistic ethnography: collecting, analysing and presenting data (med Angela Creese), The Routledge handbook of teaching English to young learners och Young Learner Education (med Sue Garton) samt Materials Development och The Coursebook and Beyond (med Steve Mann). Tillsammans med Helen Donaqhue skriver hon nu på en bok för Routledge om diskurser inom lärarutbildningen.

Doing linguistic ethnography in current times

Gästföreläsning med Fiona Copland.

► Torsdag 8 oktober kl 14.00-15.30 via e-mötestjänsten Zoom:
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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. Those who can stay at home to complete their tasks from a bedroom or study. Even when they are told it is safe to return to offices, many prefer to remain at home, whether this is for reasons of safety or convenience (or both).

Schools and other educational institutions have welcomed students back but in many cases things are not as they were, with students expected to stay within 'bubbles' or to wear masks, or sit apart (rather than in groups) in class. Much teaching happens online. New ways of working have also had consequences for research that takes a linguistic ethnographic approach.

This talk will describe how two projects have been redesigned at short notice to take account of restrictions and opportunities. It will focus specifically on the importance of interviews in linguistic ethnography in current times and the challenges and affordances of this approach.