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Language Research in Multilingual Settings

Doing Research Knowledge Dissemination at the Sites of Practice

  • Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste
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Part of the Communicating in Professions and Organizations book series (PSPOD)

About this book

Introduction

"This much-needed volume provides a record of 'equitable and ethical' actions of language researchers connecting with language teachers, maintaining a focus on real-life practices and engagement with practitioners and classrooms. The ten complementary chapters focus on translating research findings into practice, from a perspective of reflexivity, addressing real-world issues and working with feedback from practitioners, through multiple-setting discourse studies. This is a highly recommended volume for all those in applied linguistics who are actively disseminating their research through engagement with practitioners in the field." -- Jim McKinley, University College London, UK

This book describes the steps undertaken by language researchers to disseminate their findings at sites of practice. It discusses questions that arise from such efforts and provides meaningful, real-life, first-hand accounts of both interactions with practitioners and practitioners’ feedback. The authors use narrative accounts, case studies, and semi-ethnographies of focus groups and workshops to draw a full picture of dissemination, its intricacies, multiple stakeholder interests, reflexivity challenges, and future relevance and responsibility for all parties involved. It is an attempt to fill the gap between the end of research domains and the places of dissemination of research findings, and the book will be of interest to applied linguistics researchers, students and scholars of organisational discourse, and practitioners working in multilingual settings. 

Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at NYC College of Technology, City University of New York, USA. 

Keywords

outreach dissemination practitioners feedback language application collaboration professional contexts personal contexts German Chinese Spanish French English

Editors and affiliations

  • Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste
    • 1
  1. 1.NYC College of TechnologyCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at NYC College of Technology, City University of New York, USA. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language Research in Multilingual Settings
  • Book Subtitle Doing Research Knowledge Dissemination at the Sites of Practice
  • Editors Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste
  • Series Title Communicating in Professions and Organizations
  • Series Abbreviated Title Communicating in Professions and Organizations
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34671-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-34670-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-34673-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-34671-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 310
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Multilingualism
    Professional & Vocational Education
    Ethnography
    Organization
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Reviews

“As the chapters in this volume attest, the politics of languages in research(er) processes and dissemination cannot be ignored. The multilingual and multidisciplinary perspectives within each chapter offer all researchers valuable methodological resources that facilitate multilingual research and engagement. In doing so, the challenges and pitfalls in undertaking multilingual research and translation are highlighted.” (Prue Holmes, Durham University, UK)

“In a multilingual world we increasingly need research that embraces knowledge and use of multiple languages in data collection and analysis across a range of professional domains. This extremely timely volume fills this gap in its presentation of innovative approaches to interdisciplinary, multilingual research embedded in contextualized practices.” (Heath Rose, University of Oxford, UK)

“This much-needed volume provides a record of 'equitable and ethical' actions of language researchers connecting with language teachers, maintaining a focus on real-life practices and engagement with practitioners and classrooms. The complementary chapters focus on translating research findings into practice, from a perspective of reflexivity, addressing real-world issues and working with feedback from practitioners, through multiple-setting discourse studies. This is a highly recommended volume for all those in applied linguistics who are actively disseminating their research through engagement with practitioners in the field.” (Jim McKinley, University College London, UK)