The book is coming! Emotion and Discourse in L2 Narrative Research

Emotion and Discourse in L2 Narrative Research is almost out! Scheduled 11/15 release!  Here’s a link to order a discounted advance copyOrder form

Please circulate it among interested students and colleagues.

I am so excited about this publication. It has been a labor of love and a long time coming. You can read the blurb below. I just saw that it received endorsements from some outstanding scholars whose work I absolutely admire: Kathryn Roulston (University of Georgia, Athens, USA), Bethan Benwell (University of Stirling, UK), and Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (King’s College London, UK). Wow!!!

I think the dance of joy is definitely in order.

Roulston’s book on Reflective Interviewing, Benwell’s book on Discourse and Identity and edited volume on masculinity, and Georgakopoulou’s single-authored and co-authored works on narrative are my favorites—and highly recommended for teachers, students, and researchers interested in qualitative research methods, discourse analysis, narrative, and identity!



This interdisciplinary book explores the interactional construction and management of emotionality in second language autobiographical interview research. By advancing a discursive constructionist approach, it offers a timely methodological and interaction-based perspective that examines how emotionality is collaboratively managed as both topic and resource within the institutional and interpersonal business of qualitative research. The book weaves together discussions based on first and second language literature as well as original research with adult immigrants from Southeast Asia living in the US and Canada. This book will be of interest to those researching second and foreign language studies, applied linguistics and related bilingual and multilingual research, as well as those interested in qualitative research methods and emotion.

Note: My unofficial tease is that it is probably the only book in applied linguistics and discourse analysis that covers narrative interviews, emotionality, reflexivity, the Bee Gees, discrimination, swear words, negativity, and the erotic aspects of research.