• Am I allowed to include scholarly literature in Turkish?
  • What if I conduct my interviews in Mandarin but have to write all my thesis in English?
  • If I include data in Hindi, how will this affect my word count? How will the thesis be examined?
  • Do I trancribe then translate or the other way round?


If you are thinking about such questions, then this workshop is for you!

At this one-day event, we will draw on the experiences and reflections of researchers involved with our AHRC-funded projects: http://researchingmultilingually.com/ and http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com to explore the possibilites for and complexities of what we term ‘researching multilingually’, i.e, how researchers draw on their own linguistic resources, and those of others, when undertaking research involving more than one language.

We will be inviting you to explore and apply these insights to your own research projects. Our aim is to support your developing researcher awareness with regard to your practices when researching multilingually. In this way, with you, we will be working towards a more clearly articulated ‘researching multilingually’ methodology.

The overall objectives of the workshop are to:

  • introduce you to the possibilities for and complexities of researching multilingually
  • invite you to consider ethical and other issues where research involving more than one language is concerned
  • support you as you develop your confidence and competence when researching multilingually
  • offer you the space to reflect on your own ‘researching multilingually’ practice

You will also be encouraged to engage with our online Researcher Network, which continues to inform our understanding of ‘researching multilingually’ researcher practice.


Workshop Programme


10:00 – 10:15  Registration

10:15 – 12:30 SESSION 1: What are the possibilities for and complexities of researching multilingually? – Discussion of case study examples and reflection on your own experiences

12:30 – 13:15   Lunch

13:15 – 14:45  SESSION 2: What are some of the ethical and other considerations which researching multilingually raises? Reviewing and reflecting on disciplinary and institutional practices

14:45 – 15:00  Coffee

15:00 – 16:00  SESSION 3: How can you develop your confidence and competence when researching multilingually? – Review of resources and ideas to support your research


Tickets available until the day before here