ARC Publication: Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese

Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese
Interpretations – An Ethnographic Drama
(Multilingual Matters, 2020)

Multilingual Matters An Ethnographic DramaThis highly original book brings compelling narratives of migration and social diversity vividly to life. At once a play script and an outcome of ethnographic research, it is a rich resource for the interpretation and representation of life in the multilingual city. The book takes an inside view of a hidden space in the city: an advice and advocacy service in a Chinese community centre. Here, advisors translate and translanguage, making sense of the bureaucratic world for clients who need help to access rights and resources related to housing, employment, education, welfare benefits, insurance, taxation, health and much more.

Blackledge, professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Stirling, U.K., is a former ARC Distinguished Scholar. 

Creese, professor of linguistic ethnography at the University of Stirling, U.K., is a former ARC Distinguished Scholar. 

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Submitted on: NOV 9, 2020

Category: ARC Publications