The next Linguistics Circle Seminar is entitled 'Interview-based research in multilingual research situations: Recommendations for best practice'.
The seminar will be held on Friday 16 November from 12:30 to 14:00 in Room 105, Old Humanities Building (OH105).
The speaker is Dr Natalie Schembri, University of Malta
Interview-based research in multilingual settings requires significantly increased research effort compared to monolingual situations. Researchers carrying out non-English interview-based research who publish in English need more time, research effort and financial means to translate as well as transcribe and code the data. With a view to understanding how this might affect the research process and in an attempt to establish a code of best practice optimizing the research effort in such situations, we investigate the views and experiences of four European researchers carrying out interview-based research in multilingual situations for a COST project. Data will be collected initially through a questionnaire followed by in-depth interviews. The study aims to raise an awareness of the issues involved in interview-based multilingual research and to contribute to establishing principles of best practices optimizing research time, effort and financial resources in multilingual research projects.