Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally

This book sheds light on the ‘unseen’ challenges encountered by qualitative researchers before, during and long after conducting their study. These issues, often shrouded in mystery, are seldom found in academic publications. They tend to remain tucked away in piles of field notes, memos, transcriptions and diaries—written records that might expose the researchers’ vulnerabilities, indecisions and self-doubts. This collection presents first-person accounts by contributors whose investigations involved highly diverse multilingual and multicultural contexts. They share how they navigated the challenges—ethical tensions, unequal power relations, linguistic mis/non-understanding, translation difficulties, and social, cultural and religious differences—of researching transculturally. This volume, which includes practical recommendations on researching across and within cultures, is an invaluable methodological resource for linguistic ethnographers, sociolinguists, literacy researchers, applied linguists, and intercultural communication scholars.

Mabel Victoria is a researcher-academic at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. She holds an MA in TESOL/TEFL, an MRes in Education, and a PhD in Applied Sociolinguistics and Intercultural Communication. Her research interests include intercultural communication, English as a lingua franca, semiotic linguistic landscapes, dark tourism, and classroom humour. She has published book chapters and articles in international journals such as The ELT Journal, The Language Learning Journal, Globalisation, Societies and Education Journal, and Tourism Studies. She is the co-editor of Interculturality and the English Language Classroom (2021).

There are currently no reviews for this title. Please do revisit this page again to see if some have been added.

Nahed Arafat

Dominic Busch

Zuzana Elliott

Emilian Franco

Marie Jacobs

Argyro Kanaki

Roula Kitsiou

Joan McLatchie

Sibylle Ratz

Leena Sauerwein

Lili Shi

Ella van Hest

Frank Xu

Buy This Book

ISBN: 1-5275-8746-0

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8746-5

Release Date: 27th October 2022

Pages: 230

Price: £64.99