Last chance for early bird registration and payment at IATEFL, 2016 is Thursday 14 January

Here is the information about the pre-conference event for the Research SIG: The PCE is entitled ‘Conversations with a purpose: Reflecting on interviewing in EFL research’. It will take place on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 10.00-17.00 at the ICC in Birmingham. Dr Steve Mann from the University of Warwick will lead an interactive day on the use of interviews in EFL research. […]

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Call for papers: AAAL conference 2016, Orlando

The conference run by the American Association of Applied Linguistics will take place in Orlando, Florida from 9-12 April, 2016. There was a lot of talk about both this and the TESOL Convention at IATEFL this year, and I got the impression that this one attracts mainly researchers whereas the TESOL convention attracts mainly practitioners. Anyhow here is some information and […]

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New book on Narrative Inquiry: Contextualising Narrative Inquiry

Contextualising Narrative Inquiry: Developing Methodlogical Approaches for Local Context Edited by Sheila Trahar Narrative inquiry is growing in popularity as a research methodology in the social sciences, medicine and the humanities. In narrative inquiry, the transparency of interactions between researcher and research participants, together with rich, contextual descriptions, help to shape and structure research texts rendering them engaging and readable. […]

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Time and Memory (and research(er) narratives)

This quote caught my eye: “Time and memory are a fussy firm on interior decorators, always shifting the furniture about and redesigning and even reassigning rooms” (p.28) Banville, John (2012). Ancient Light. London: Viking/Penguin. A timely reminder, if ever we needed it, of the great importance of maintaining a Research(er) Journal THROUGHOUT the process and not rely on memory and […]

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