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ERIC Number: EJ1072220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-7506
Putting Resources into Practice: A Nexus Analysis of Knowledge Mobilisation Activities in Language Research and Multilingual Communities
Pietikäinen, Sari; Compton, Sarah E.; Dlaske, Kati
Current Issues in Language Planning, v16 n3 p187-200 2015
Recent demand within the academy for language research that bridges different stakeholders renders the social relevance of research a factor in the academic competition for research funds [Curry, M. J., & Lillis, T. (2013). "Introduction to the thematic issue: Participating in academic publishing--consequences of linguistic policies and practices." "Language Policy", 12, 209-213]. This calls for new means and innovations for designing and carrying out knowledge mobilisation activities, with consequences concerning where, how and with whom this type of undertaking can or should be done. In this paper we, a team of (multilingual) researchers working within the fields of multilingualism, minority language studies and discourse studies, critically reflect on how we engage in knowledge mobilisation through the conceptualisation, development and management of the Jyväskylä Discourse Hub research initiative and its website ( Drawing on nexus analysis [Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. (2004). "Nexus analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet". London: Routledge], a transdisciplinary discourse-ethnographic framework, we employ the three cycles of this nexus analytical framework ("engaging", "navigating" and "changing a nexus of practice") to explore the conditions and consequences of collaborative knowledge mobilisation, especially in terms of creating dialogue among different actors and as a way of enhancing social relevance of language research. We conclude by discussing the implications of this kind of partnership for language policy and planning activities in this era of new types of shifts, demands and openings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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