WP180 Late modern reflexivity in linguistic ethnographies of youth.



This short paper begins with a sketch of the dominant approaches to reflexivity in contemporary applied linguistics and social theory. It critically examines recent contributions on the interrelation between agency, reflexivity and social structure from the field of critical realism in sociological research vis-?-vis well established work in the language disciplines. After that, it focuses on metapragmatics, youth and social change as a window to further theoretical, methodological and analytical exploration of both language-related phenomena and social phenomena that are explored through language. Finally, it provides an overview of articles in an upcoming AILA Review in which these issues are addressed.