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Anthropology & Language Seminar: Rampton & Blommaert
Thursday 05 November 2015, 05:00pm - 06:30pm
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RAI Anthropology and Language Seminars


Linguistic ethnography in Britain and Europe: Origins, organisation and perspective

Professor Ben Rampton, King's College London
Professor Jan Blommaert, Tilburg University

Thursday 5 November at 5.00 pm

Drawing on US linguistic anthropology but infusing it with interdisciplinary and applied concerns of its own, linguistic ethnography has grown substantially in Britain and Europe over the last 15 years (175 publications aligned with it explicitly in 2014, compared with just 2 in 2000 (>  1100 over the period)).   In this presentation, we (a) outline LE’s origins and inspiration, (b) sketch the organisational practices supporting it, (c) describe its distinctive contribution to understanding contemporary cultural processes, and (d) ask whether and how it might connect with British anthropology.

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