Two more book contributions in ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’

Volha and I both have contributions in the book ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’ edited by Siân Etherington and Mark Daubney. This book is based on poster presentations from the IATEFL Research SIG pre-conference event held in Manchester in 2015. Both those posters are on the walls in the B3 corridor in Ellen Wilkinson. Volha’s contribution is […]

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Adrian Holliday on PhD students, interculturality, reflexivity, community and internationalisation

Abstract Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development  DOI:10.1080/01434632.2015.1134554 Interviews with a small group of doctoral students at a British university indicate that the students feel that the programme provides an environment within which they develop interculturality through reflexive engagement with the PhD community and in some cases with the participants in their research. Significant here is that they are interpretivist, […]

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Refugees, Asylum-seekers – Politics and Researching Multilingually

I have the great fortune to be a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded (three-year large grant under the Translating Cultures theme) project entitled Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State (project website) led by the inspiring Professor Alison Phipps. This project builds on our earlier, smaller (one-year) also AHRC-funded, (under the same theme) research(er) networking […]

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Posters presented at the IATEFL Research SIG Pre-conference event

Both Volha and I presented posters at this year’s Research SIG event. The theme was about  developing as a researcher. The day was divided into three strands, with each strand given an ‘impulse’ by David Nunan, Sue Garton and Cynthia White. Volha’s poster formed part of Strand 1: A researchers’ journey: Challenges, issues and strategies. Mine was part of Strand 3: Identities, […]

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A look back

Traditionally, New Year is the time to look back at the happenings and achievements of the past 12 months and also look forward to the coming year and set goals and plans, often accompanied by resolutions. I’m not really one for resolutions – I never keep them anyway and my overarching goal this next year, at least in academic terms, is to […]

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Narrative Inquiry (NI) and Appropriate Methodology (AppM) by Richard Fay

Richard writes: As many of you know, as prompted by a seminar by Adrian Holliday (based on his 1992 article) and sessions by former colleague Mike Beaumont, the major revelation from my own MA studies (back in the day) concerned appropriate methodology for TESOL, a very current issue then (before Holliday’s seminal publication on this theme was published in 1994) […]

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