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York's Hidden Stories

Interviews in Applied Linguistics

Authors: Wicaksono, Rachel, Zhurauskaya, Dasha

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  • Explores an applied linguistic project from conception to completion
  • Exemplifies the difficulties and affordances of academic research that aims to make a positive impact on local communities
  • Provides recommendations for community projects that aim to explore migration stories, particularly in towns and cities where these populations are somewhat invisible
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This book explores the mechanics of storytelling within a study aimed at focusing on a ‘hidden’ population of migrants in the city of York, UK. Taking applied linguistics to mean the consideration of real-world ‘problems’ as identified by a ‘client’, in which the use of (and beliefs about) language is a significant component, the authors describe the benefits and challenges of working in a partnership with a community organisation. With project participants from Africa, Europe, Asia and South and Central America who had lived in York between two and fifty years, the study considers the co-construction of meaning in interviews from a range of practical and theoretical perspectives. The book will be of interest to students, academic researchers and community project leaders who are interested in migration stories and interviews as a method of data collection.

About the authors

Rachel Wicaksono is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Education, Language and Psychology at York St John University, UK.

Dasha Zhurauskaya was awarded a Master’s by Research from the University of Leeds after completing a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics at York St John University, UK.

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“This book explores the hidden stories of migrants in the UK and the unseen stories that lie behind thematic analyses of interviews. York’s Hidden Stories: Interviews in Applied Linguistics highlights the social practices involved in research interviewing, and makes practical recommendations for eliciting narratives. Written in an engaging style with numerous examples, this book provides a theoretically-informed, up-to-date guide for how to do high-quality interview research. A valuable contribution to the field of applied linguistics!” –Kathryn Roulston, Mary Frances Early College of Education, University of Georgia, USA
"In their compelling argument for theorizing the data-generating technology of the research interview, Zhurauskaya and Wicaksono provide an important contribution to the developing scholarship in applied linguistics on the inherent sociality of research methods. The volume is a must-read for researchers and students who are committed to moving beyond simplistic ‘you ask-they answer-then you know’ approaches to interviewing that continue to vex empirical inquiry in today’s ‘Interview Society'." --Steven Talmy, University of British Columbia, Canada

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
York's Hidden Stories
Book Subtitle
Interviews in Applied Linguistics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55839-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55839-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55838-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 103
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