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York's Hidden Stories: Interviews in Applied Linguistics

Wicaksono, Rachel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0312-8491 and Zhurauskaya, Dasha (2020) York's Hidden Stories: Interviews in Applied Linguistics. Palgrave Macmillan

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This book explores the mechanics of storytelling within a study aimed at focusing on a ‘hidden’ population of migrants in the city of York, UK. Taking applied linguistics to mean the consideration of real-world ‘problems’ as identified by a ‘client’, in which the use of (and beliefs about) language is a significant component, the authors describe the benefits and challenges of working in a partnership with a community organisation. With project participants from Africa, Europe, Asia and South and Central America who had lived in York between two and fifty years, the study considers the co-construction of meaning in interviews from a range of practical and theoretical perspectives. The book will be of interest to students, academic researchers and community project leaders who are interested in migration stories and interviews as a method of data collection.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: “This book explores the hidden stories of migrants in the UK and the unseen stories that lie behind thematic analyses of interviews. York’s Hidden Stories: Interviews in Applied Linguistics highlights the social practices involved in research interviewing, and makes practical recommendations for eliciting narratives. Written in an engaging style with numerous examples, this book provides a theoretically-informed, up-to-date guide for how to do high-quality interview research. Avaluable contribution to the field of applied linguistics!” –Kathryn Roulston, Mary Frances Early College of Education, University of Georgia, USA "In their compelling argument for theorizing the data-generating technology of the research interview, Zhurauskaya and Wicaksono provide an important contribution to the developing scholarship in applied linguistics on the inherent sociality of research methods. The volume is a must-read for researchers and students who are committed to moving beyond simplistic ‘you ask-they answer-then you know’ approaches to interviewing that continue to vex empirical inquiry in today’s ‘Interview Society'." --Steven Talmy, University of British Columbia, Canada
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55839-8
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P40 Sociolinguitics
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4637

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