Second Year, Part-Time
Language Competence and Family Wellbeing - Psychological and Environmental Influences on Trilingual Language Acquisition and Language Learning, An Autoethnography.
My research is an ethnographic study which aims to describe the role and significance of multiple languages in my family’s life and the connection that those languages had and/or have to the family’s physical and psychological well-being. The ethnography is set against the backdrop of wider cultural and political changes in the UK and abroad and directs one’s attention to the issues of social isolation and broken bonds and contrasts them with individual aspirations and desires. This research also describes strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of an autoethnography as a research method and makes recommendations for future researchers.
- Language Competence and Family Wellbeing
- Psychological and Environmental Influences on Language Acquisition and Language Learning
- Language Ideologies and Language Desires
- Multilingual Family in the Face of Cultural Changes and Political Pressures
- Ethnographic Research Methods: Ethnography, Autoethnography, Linguistic Ethnography
- Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities of Researching ‘Self’
Professor Adrian Blackledge
Professor Angela Creese
Membership of Research and Professional Organisations
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy