Fieldwork; Facebook; Field notes; Fieldwork diary; Language and migration; Globalization; Guinea Bissau; Africa
[en] This is the fourth in a series of research briefs in the STAR project. STAR stands for “Sociolinguistic trajectories and repertoires: Luso-Luxo-African identifications, interactions and imaginations”, and is a three-year CORE research project funded by FNR, Luxembourg. This multi-sited project seeks to contribute to the field of sociolinguistics of globalization by investigating language and migration between the global South (Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau) and North (Luxembourg) from the perspective of both accomplished and aspiring migrants. This fourth research brief reports on the exploratory fieldwork in Guinea Bissau by Kasper Juffermans from late August to early October 2014. It does so on the basis of Facebook posts sent from the field and reflects on the uses of Facebook as a means to make the fieldwork experience more transparent.
Languages & linguistics
Author, co-author :
Juffermans, Kasper ; University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS)
Field notes and Facebook: An open fieldwork diary in Guinea Bissau