Volleyball: An Ethnographic Drama

Author: Adrian Blackledge, Angela Creese

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Paperback
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ISBN:
9781800413696
Published:
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Number of pages:
56
Dimensions:
245mm x 174mm
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Forthcoming

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This book is both research report and performance piece. Here is a team of researchers as they study communication on the volleyball court. And here are the voices and actions of the volleyball coach and his players as they practise and play. Research in process and research findings are represented in a play script which brings vividly to life both ethnographic research methods and communication in the world of sport. This highly original book adds innovation and imagination to the representation of language in social life.

Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Stirling, UK. He has published widely on both multilingualism and sociolinguistics. He was Birmingham Poet Laureate from 2014-2016.

Angela Creese is Professor of Linguistic Ethnography at the University of Stirling, UK. She has published widely on multilingualism and ethnographic methods. Together with Adrian Blackledge she is the author of Voices of a City Market: An Ethnography (Multilingual Matters, 2019) and Interpretations – An Ethnographic Drama (Multilingual Matters, 2020).

Foreword

Act One: A Meeting Room at the House of Commons

Act Two: A Sports Hall at South England University, in use by South England Thunder Volleyball Club

Act Three: A Meeting Room at South England University

Act Four: A Sports Hall at South England University, in use by South England Thunder Volleyball Club

Postgraduate, Research / Professional
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