Expert Talks

Abstracts, readings, recorded sessions

S01: EXPLORATORY PRACTICE – MIRJAM HAUCK

This session is an introduction to “exploratory practice” (Allwright & Hanks, 2009) also referred to as “inclusive practitioner research” which starts from the premise that  “[t]he first two parties for research on education are the teachers and the learners” (p. 145). Exploratory practice attempts to bridge the teacher-researcher gap by focusing primarily on teachers, by tryingContinue reading “S01: EXPLORATORY PRACTICE – MIRJAM HAUCK”

S03: CORPUS LINGUISTICS AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS – SALLY HUNT

Corpus Linguistics uses specialised software to analyse language in terms of the patterns found in large collections of texts. Any approach to how language works, including syntax, language acquisition, semantics, and so on, can make profitable use of the tools of corpus linguistics. This session will illustrate how the power of CL software can beContinue reading “S03: CORPUS LINGUISTICS AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS – SALLY HUNT”

S05: EYETRACKING IN A SOCIO-CULTURAL FRAMEWORK – URSULA STICKLER & LIJING SHI

Eyetracking has been used in Applied Linguistics research mainly for reading and related tasks. However, eyetracking can also give us information about the focus of attention during synchronous online speaking tasks. By recording students’ and teachers’ gaze movements during computer-mediated tutorials we can make tentative claims about their attention. Stimulated reflection interviews based on viewingContinue reading “S05: EYETRACKING IN A SOCIO-CULTURAL FRAMEWORK – URSULA STICKLER & LIJING SHI”

S06: ETHNOGRAPHIC DISCOURSE STUDIES: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS – JASPAL NAVEEL SINGH

In this lecture, I will provide a historical sketch of the foundations of ethnographic discourse studies. Students will learn how, over the course of the last century, the ethnographic study of discourse has developed a rigorous understanding of the importance of context and contextualisation. Contexts make discursive fragments socially meaningful and context is therefore alsoContinue reading “S06: ETHNOGRAPHIC DISCOURSE STUDIES: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS – JASPAL NAVEEL SINGH”

S09: USING INTERVIEWS AS A RESEARCH INSTRUMENT – CHRISTINE PLEINES

This session focusses on theoretical and practical aspects of using interviews for collecting data within a qualitative or mixed-methods research design. We will refer to different types of interview, and consider the advantages, drawbacks and relevant critiques of this popular research instrument. Participants are encouraged to talk about their own intentions and experiences and shareContinue reading “S09: USING INTERVIEWS AS A RESEARCH INSTRUMENT – CHRISTINE PLEINES”

S10: MAPPING FOR NON-LINEAR DATA ANALYSIS – MARTINA EMKE

In this interactive session we will explore in what ways maps and mapping can be helpful for doctoral research, in particular for data analysis. The facilitator will draw on mappings from her own thesis on freelance language teachers’ Twitter-based professional development to illustrate how maps can disrupt linear thinking and help gain deeper insights intoContinue reading “S10: MAPPING FOR NON-LINEAR DATA ANALYSIS – MARTINA EMKE”

S12: FROM SCHOOLBOY TO NURSE TO LECTURER TO COUNSELLOR: AN AUTO ETHNOGRAPHY OF DECONSTRUCTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE SELF AS A LEARNER – NEIL SUMMERS

This study explores the constructs of self and how learning has been influenced over a lifespan. Autoethnographic narrative methods were used to explore key learning experiences using a timeline to trace significant occurrences that influenced learning over a lifespan. This story telling method is used to illuminate and build historical narratives to challenge and shapeContinue reading “S12: FROM SCHOOLBOY TO NURSE TO LECTURER TO COUNSELLOR: AN AUTO ETHNOGRAPHY OF DECONSTRUCTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE SELF AS A LEARNER – NEIL SUMMERS”

S14: CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND INTERACTIONAL LINGUISTICS: STUDYING LANGUAGE IN AND AS (INTER)ACTION – MARINA CANTARUTTI

During this session I’ll introduce some of the basic tenets of Conversation Analysis (CA) and Interactional Linguistics (IL) for the study of language in and as (inter)action. I will briefly review the historical and theoretical bases for CA and IL and the turn to multimodality, refer to transcription conventions, and discuss some of the ordersContinue reading “S14: CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND INTERACTIONAL LINGUISTICS: STUDYING LANGUAGE IN AND AS (INTER)ACTION – MARINA CANTARUTTI”

S15: MULTIMODALITY AS TECHNOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF CAPTURING AND ANALYSING GESTURE IN A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – HELEN LEE

Studies in CMC which adopt a multimodal approach to data collection and analysis aim to take account of resources such as gesture, gaze, and image (Hampel, 2003, 2019; Hampel & Stickler, 2012; Lee et al., 2019; Satar, 2021; Stickler, 2021) in ways which can provide deep insight into language teaching and learning processes. Multimodality alsoContinue reading “S15: MULTIMODALITY AS TECHNOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF CAPTURING AND ANALYSING GESTURE IN A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – HELEN LEE”