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Research, relationships and reflexivity: two case studies of language and identity

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Research, relationships and reflexivity : two case studies of language and identity. / Kirkham, Sam; Mackey, Alison.

Ethics in applied linguistics research: language researcher narratives. ed. / Peter De Costa. London : Routledge, 2016. p. 103-120 (Second Language Acquisition Research).

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Kirkham, S & Mackey, A 2016, Research, relationships and reflexivity: two case studies of language and identity. in P De Costa (ed.), Ethics in applied linguistics research: language researcher narratives. Second Language Acquisition Research, Routledge, London, pp. 103-120.

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Kirkham, S., & Mackey, A. (2016). Research, relationships and reflexivity: two case studies of language and identity. In P. De Costa (Ed.), Ethics in applied linguistics research: language researcher narratives (pp. 103-120). (Second Language Acquisition Research). Routledge.

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Kirkham S, Mackey A. Research, relationships and reflexivity: two case studies of language and identity. In De Costa P, editor, Ethics in applied linguistics research: language researcher narratives. London: Routledge. 2016. p. 103-120. (Second Language Acquisition Research).

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Kirkham, Sam ; Mackey, Alison. / Research, relationships and reflexivity : two case studies of language and identity. Ethics in applied linguistics research: language researcher narratives. editor / Peter De Costa. London : Routledge, 2016. pp. 103-120 (Second Language Acquisition Research).

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