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Ethnography and Linguistics Event

The Centre for Transnational Studies
16:00 - 18:00
21 June 2017
65/1133 (LTC) Avenue Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Prof Marion Demossier at .

Event details

The Centre for Transnational Studies hosts a new initiative on Debating Ethnography. The initiative was launched by Professor Marion Demossier and ML postgraduates Shawnee Harkness and Clelia Viecelli Giannotti. Its aim is to foster a research forum across the various disciplinary strands in Modern Languages, to engage more widely with ethnography as a research method, involve multi-disciplinary interest across the University and to examine its relevance to modern societies. For more information contact

Ben Rampton’s work involves ethnographic and interactional discourse analysis, cross-referring to work in anthropology, sociology, cultural and security studies. His publications focus on language in relation to urban multilingualism, youth, popular culture, ethnicities, class, (in)securitisation, education, second language learning, and research methodology. He is the founding Director of the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication, directed the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre from 2011-14, and was founding Convener of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum (2001-09; He has been on the editorial board of a dozen international journals (including Journal of Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and Ethnography), and he edits Working Papers in Urban Language & Literacies. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Copenhagen, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Anthropological Institute. His most famous books are Crossing (1995) and Language in late modernity: Interaction in an urban school.

Speaker information

Professor Ben Rampton,Kings College London,

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