Ethnography Forum (LEF) brings together researchers conducting
linguistic ethnography in the UK and elsewhere. It seeks to explore a
range of past and current work, to identify key issues, and to engage
in methodologically and theoretically well-tuned debate.
holds that language and social life are mutually shaping, and that
close analysis of situated language use can provide both fundamental
and distinctive insights into the mechanisms and dynamics of social and
cultural production in everyday activity.
LEF is a Special
Interest Group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics
(BAAL). LEF is linked to two research training programmes funded by the
Economic and Social Research Council: