Ways of ‘researching multilingually’ at the borders of language, the body, law and the state

The interconnections among issues concerning languages, migration, and cross-cultural communication invite researchers to question their usual methodological (and disciplinary) approaches to researcher praxis. How researchers draw on their linguistic resources when undertaking research, particularly in contexts of forced migration, occupation, and interstate conflict where languages and the body are under pressure and pain has been little investigated.

In this presentation Dr Prue Holmes, Reader and Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Education, Durham University, will address the following key questions: 1) How do researchers generate, translate, interpret and write up data (dialogic, mediated, textual, performance) from one language to another? 2)How can researchers develop clear multilingual research practices and yet also be open to emergent research design?.