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"It's a very difficult question isn't it?" Researcher, interpreter and research participant negotiating meanings in an education research interview

Andrews, Jane

Authors

Jane Andrews Jane.AndrewsEDU@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Education



Abstract

Writers within Applied Linguistics and beyond have argued for research papers using interview methods to acknowledge all participants' contributions to that data for example, Kvale and Brinkmann, and Mann. When research encounters involve participants who do not all share each other's languages, interpreters are often brought in as mediators and the issues of how to represent the research encounter and the data transparently increase. Temple and Edwards have called for interpreters within research to be recognised as co-researchers given their impact on co-constructing the interaction. In this paper, data from a single education research interview is explored using insights from sociocultural theory and interactional sociolinguistics in order to develop understandings of how knowledge was co-constructed in this instance of a multilingual research encounter. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2013
Journal International Journal of Applied Linguistics (United Kingdom)
Print ISSN 0802-6106
Electronic ISSN 1473-4192
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Pages 316-328
APA6 Citation Andrews, J. (2013). "It's a very difficult question isn't it?" Researcher, interpreter and research participant negotiating meanings in an education research interview. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23(3), 316-328. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12039
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12039
Keywords interpreter-mediated interaction, dialogue, sociocultural theory, footing
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12039