Commentaries on Omphile and his Soccer Ball: Colonialism, Methodology, Translanguaging Research
Keywords:autoethnography, anti-colonial methodology, sociolinguistics, translanguaging, linguistic normativity, global south, community of practice
The paper provides a spirited defense of autoethnography as a legitimate viable anti-colonial methodology for sociolinguistic research, particularly within the normative multilingual contexts that characterizes global south linguistic communities. The author, using the story of his unplanned encounter with a seven-year-old boy, Omphile, illustrates the value of making research sense of what may appear as mundane personal experiences and encounters.
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Copyright (c) 2018 Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Carneiro Alan, Kulick Don, Heugh Kathleen, Lynn Mario T Mendezes de Souza , Manuel Guissemo, Kanavillil Rajagopalan, Torun Reite, Zannie Bock
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