Doctoral Training

Researching Multilingually: An emerging methodology for doctoral research

Tuesday 26th February 2013 | Kenworthy Room| St Mary’s College, Durham University

This workshop aims to expose processes and practices of researching multilingually with specific reference to participants’ own research projects. The workshop facilitators will guide participants towards developing a methodology of researching multilingually, drawing from participants’ own projects. Throughout the workshop, the convenors will use the insights, experiences, knowledge, and case studies drawn from their AHRC-funded “Researching Multilingually” project

The workshop convenors will facilitate discussion and analysis that enables participants to think about and develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage the multilingual aspects of their projects. Through a series of six case studies participants will be exposed to the methodological complexities of researching multilingually, and apply this knowledge to their own research projects.

The overall objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Introduce participants to the affordances, complexities, and challenges of researching multilingually;
  • Develop participants’ competence in researching multilingually
  • Build researcher capacity generally, and more particularly, in producing quality research that respects ethical and human rights issues where research involving more than one language is concerned.

The objectives will be achieved through an analysis of case studies followed by participants’ analysis of their own projects, focusing on the affordances, complexities, challenges and obstacles of researching multilingually. Participants will also be encouraged to engage with the website developed through the facilitators’ AHRC project as a knowledge resource.



Click here for the outline programme of the workshop.  Participants will be provided with a forthcoming publication, a theoretical and methodological synthesis of emerging concepts and processes, and other related published articles.



The workshop will cost £30 to attend.  For students from Durham and Newcastle Universities there is no charge.  The fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Further details about payment methods will be provided to participants following their registration.


How to Register

There are approx. 25 places available on this workshop.  If you are interested in attending please complete our on-line registration form by 15th February 2013.  Prospective participants will then be contacted by 18th February 2013 as to their registration status.


Further Information

Please contact Anne Park at (+44) 0191 33 41476 | if you require any further information about the workshop.