© 2015

Linguistic Ethnography

Interdisciplinary Explorations

  • Julia Snell
  • Sara Shaw
  • Fiona Copland
Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics book series (PADLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sara Shaw, Fiona Copland, Julia Snell
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ben Rampton, Janet Maybin, Celia Roberts
    Pages 14-50
  4. Karin Tusting
    Pages 51-70
  5. Lian Malai Madsen, Martha Sif Karrebæk
    Pages 246-265
  6. Angela Creese, Jaspreet Kaur Takhi, Adrian Blackledge
    Pages 266-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-298

About this book


The collection demonstrates the ways in which established traditions and scholars have come together under the umbrella of linguistic ethnography to explore important questions about how language and communication are used in a range of settings and contexts, and with what effect.


Linguistic ethnography interdisciplinarity discourse analysis communication social interaction ethnography methodology Goffman Hymes Erickson field notes text applied linguistics discourse sociolinguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Snell
    • 1
  • Sara Shaw
    • 2
  • Fiona Copland
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Queen Mary University of LondonUK
  3. 3.University of StirlingUK

About the editors

Jeff Bezemer, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham, UK Sarah Collins, University of Manchester, UK Fiona Copland, Aston University, UK Angela Creese, University of Birmingham, UK Mirit Israeli, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Adam Lefstein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Janet Maybin, Open University, UK Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Ben Rampton, King's College London, UK Celia Roberts, King's College London, UK Frances Rock, Cardiff University, UK Jill Russell, Queen Mary University of London, UK Sara Shaw, Queen Mary University of London, UK Julia Snell, University of Leeds, UK Martha Sif Karrebæk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Deborah Swinglehurst, Queen Mary University of London, UK Jaspreet Kaur Takhi, University of Birmingham, UK Karin Tusting, Lancaster University, UK Tom Van Hout, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Linguistic Ethnography
  • Book Subtitle Interdisciplinary Explorations
  • Editors Fiona Copland
    Sara Shaw
    Julia Snell
  • Series Title Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-03502-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-137-52906-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-03503-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics


“Linguistic Ethnography: Interdisciplinary Explorations, edited by Julia Snell, Sara Shaw and Fiona Copland, offers an insight into Linguistic Ethnography (LE) informed methodologies and epistemologies across a broad range of disciplines and sectors, from healthcare, to the workplace, to education. … It is recommended for novice linguistic ethnographers and more experienced researchers alike.” (Jessica Bradley, Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, Vol. 10 (1), February-March, 2017)

“This collection breaks new ground, and does so effectively, in a number of ways. It provides a detailed account of the historical, theoretical, and methodological foundations of linguistic ethnography. … the volume is highly recommended to both established linguistic ethnographers and research students who are new to the field.” (Changpeng Huan, Applied Linguistics, February, 2016)