Tales from the field

01.2020 - 12.2024
Institutions, Policy

The project offers a space for methodological reflections about critical ethnographic sociolinguistic research based on researchers’ experiences. On a dedicated website, the team makes available a collection of personal tales about specific problems that raise questions for the researchers, which are seen as opportunities to make sense of, and lead toward a better comprehension of, the phenomena, institutions and actors that are studied.  

The website Chroniques du terrain / Tales from the field is the result of a collaboration between sociolinguists from Fribourg and Lyon.

Purpose – Expected results

These tales do not give THE answer, they primarily seek to describe and explain the processes through which the researcher finds elements of response. They reveal singular, alternative and/or complementary approaches that offer a wide array of interpretative possibilities rather than reductive formulae.