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Title: Ethnographic Fieldwork
Subtitle: A Beginner's Guide
Written By: Jan Blommaert
Jie Dong
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692948
Description:

Ethnographic fieldwork is something which is often presented as mysterious
and inexplicable. How do we know certain things after having done
fieldwork? Are we sure we know? And what exactly do we know? This book
describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge
about something you don't know much about. We start from ignorance and
gradually move towards knowledge, on the basis of practices for which we
have theoretical and methodological motivations. Jan Blommaert and Dong Jie
draw on their own experiences as fieldworkers in explaining the
complexities of ethnographic fieldwork as a knowledge trajectory. They do
so in an easily accessible way that makes these complexities easier to
understand and to
handle before, during and after fieldwork.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692958
ISBN-13: 9781847692955
Pages: 104
Prices: U.S. $ 79.95
U.K. £ 44.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 184769294X
ISBN-13: 9781847692948
Pages: 104
Prices: U.K. £ 14.95
U.S. $ 24.95