Negotiating Meaning in a Second Language


A key component of social justice and racial equity is language justice. These tools offer guidance and concrete suggestions to researchers working with diverse, multilingual and multicultural survivors. This brief document provides a) an explanation of the concept of “negotiation of meaning”, b) the relevance of this concept when conducting research with survivors of gender-based violence; c) a list of helpful tips to keep in mind before, during, and after the data collection process and d) a vignette illustrating the importance of negotiation of meaning in interviews with survivors.

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