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Elite multilingualism (2019)
Book Chapter
Selleck, C., & Barakos, E. (2019). Elite multilingualism. In K. Tusting (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic EthnographyRoutledge

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Elite multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates (2019)
Journal Article
Barakos, E., & Selleck, C. (2019). Elite multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 40(5), 361-374. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2018.1543691

In the introduction to the special issue ‘Elite Multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates’, we focus on ‘elite multilingualism’ as a means to provide a window into the complex layers and nuances of today's multilingual, mobile and global so... Read More about Elite multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates.

Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources (2018)
Journal Article
Selleck, C. (in press). Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources. Language, Culture and Curriculum,

A growing body of literature has addressed the phenomenon of superdiversity (see Blommaert 2011) to account for the linguistic, socio-political, cultural and economic complexities, mobilities, flows, uncertainties and unpredictabilities of the curren... Read More about Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources.

‘We’re not fully Welsh’: Hierarchies of belonging and ‘new’ speakers of Welsh (2018)
Book Chapter
Selleck, C. L. (2018). ‘We’re not fully Welsh’: Hierarchies of belonging and ‘new’ speakers of Welsh. In C. Smith-Christmas, N. O Murchada, M. Hornsby, & M. Moriaty (Eds.), New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and PracticesPalgrave Macmillan

This chapter seeks to problematise the concept of the ‘new’ and ‘learner’ speaker from the standpoint of a situated, ethnographic analysis and in doing so, draws on research conducted in two contrasting secondary schools in south-west Wales: an Engli... Read More about ‘We’re not fully Welsh’: Hierarchies of belonging and ‘new’ speakers of Welsh.

Re-negotiating ideologies of bilingualism on the margins of education (2016)
Journal Article
Selleck, C., & Selleck, C. L. (2016). Re-negotiating ideologies of bilingualism on the margins of education. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 37(6), 551-563. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2015.1093494

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This article reports on an ethnographic study carried out in three interrelated sites: two contrasting secondary schools and a Youth-Club (the principal focus of this article), in an area of southwest Wales. This article hi... Read More about Re-negotiating ideologies of bilingualism on the margins of education.

Ethnographic chats: A best of both method for ethnography
Journal Article
Selleck, C. L. (in press). Ethnographic chats: A best of both method for ethnography. Sky Journal of Linguistics, 30, 151-162

Conventionally, ethnographic methods in sociolinguistics aim to discover how language works as “situated social practice and how it is tied to social organisation” (Heller 2011: 10). Within this, ethnography has viewed participant observation as cent... Read More about Ethnographic chats: A best of both method for ethnography.