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Title: Problems portraying migrants in Applied Linguistics research
Author: David Block
Institution: Universitat de Lleida
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Abstract: This paper is a very personal attempt to explore the problematics of portraying migrants in Applied Linguistics research. I begin with a discussion of identity, in particular what we might mean when we use the term, and from there I go on to explore its fundamental imprecision through an analysis of a census question about ethnicity. I then consider migration and the problematics of naming migrants in research, first examining an example of my own research and then expanding the discussion to wider issues. I conclude the paper with a brief consideration of the epistemological status of portrayals in research.


This article appears IN Language Teaching Vol. 43, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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