Researching Timescales In Language And Education
Research Methods In Language And Education
This chapter provides an overview of language and education research that incorporates explicit attention to timescales into its theoretical frameworks and research methodologies. A timescale is “the characteristic spatiotemporal envelope within which a process happens” (Wortham 2012; Lemke 2000, 2001, 2002) proposed that attending to timescales is an important component of understanding complex human processes, such as identity and language development. This chapter outlines Lemke’s theory and follows its applications in linguistic anthropological studies of social and academic identification and recent approaches to the study of language development and use. The studies reviewed in this chapter pay explicit attention to temporal aspects of their questions of interest, considering, for instance, how short-term interactions such as classroom discussions contribute to longer-term linguistic, academic, and identity development and how phenomena developed over long periods or events from distant historical moments influence short-term exchanges in the present.
Timescales, Social identification, Ethnography, Language development, Discourse analysis
Springer International Publishing
Edited By K. Kin, Y.-J. Lai, And S. May
"Researching Timescales In Language And Education".
Research Methods In Language And Education.