The significance of the linguistic representation of self in research

Salton, Yvonne (2013) The significance of the linguistic representation of self in research. In: The role of participants in education research: ethics, epistemologies, and methods. Routledge Research in Education (87). Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, OX. United Kingdom, pp. 85-92. ISBN 978-0-415-63628-5


A linguistic framework for the analysis of self was constructed to enable understanding of the participant's view. This linguistic framework has been elucidated in this chapter to consider the significance the linguistic representations of self has on the research from the perspective of the participant and the researcher. This chapter focuses on the linguistic representations of self by the participants, as interpreted by the researcher, and the self-reflective position of the researcher in Benveniste's 'I-You polarity'. The importance of participants self representation in research is considered and the impact that this has on research conclusions provide opportunity for readers to reflect on ethical considerations around objectivity. Issues with regard to the researcher as a communication gateway, and the how the researcher resituates the participant in the research is also highlighted. The connectivity to the methodologies which inform the use of 'I' is also explored in order to provide a stimulus for understanding the effect these concepts has in research. This chapter seeks to challenge the reader to consider how they envision participants in research.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Routledge. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 05:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 04:26
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
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