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The Multilingual Reality Living with Languages

Author: Ajit K. Mohanty | Paperback | 9781788921954

This book is a multidisciplinary analysis of the meaning and dynamics of multilingualism from the perspectives of multilingual societies and language communities in the margins, who are trapped in a vicious circle of disadvantage. It analyses the social, psychological and sociolinguistic processes of linguistic dominance and hierarchical…

Sloganization in Language Education Discourse Conceptual Thinking in the Age of Academic Marketization

Edited by: Barbara Schmenk, Stephan Breidbach, Lutz Küster | Paperback | 9781788921855

This volume focuses (self-)critically on sloganization as an emergent phenomenon in language education discourse. Motivated by an increasing uneasiness with a number of widespread concepts in current language education research that have become sloganized, this volume comprises a collection of chapters by international scholars that scru…

Making Signs, Translanguaging Ethnographies Exploring Urban, Rural and Educational Spaces

Edited by: Ari Sherris, Elisabetta Adami | Paperback | 9781788921909

This book<em> </em>is the beginning of a conversation across Social Semiotics, Translanguaging, Complexity Theory and Radical Sociolinguistics. In its explorations of meaning, multimodality, communication and emerging language practices, the book includes theoretical and empirical chapters that move toward&…

English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts

Edited by: Nicos C. Sifakis, Natasha Tsantila | Paperback | 9781788921756

This book explores the interfaces of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy. It presents the theoretical aspects of ELF, discusses issues and challenges that ELF raises for the EFL classroom, and demonstrates how EFL practitioners can make use of ELF theorizing for classroom instruction, teacher…

Translation and Global Spaces of Power

Edited by: Stefan Baumgarten, Jordi Cornellà-Detrell | Paperback | 9781788921800

This book focuses on the role of translation in a globalising world. It presents a series of case studies that explore the ways in which translation is subject to ideology and power play across diverging domains and genres.…

Transcending Self and Other Through Akogare (Desire) The English Language and the Internationalization of Higher Education in Japan

Author: Chisato Nonaka | Hardback | 9781788921701

The Japanese concept of <em>akogare </em>has become well known in TESOL-related literature in recent years, usually in the context of interracial sexual desire. In this far-reaching new study of the internationalization of Japanese Higher Education, Chisato Nonaka uses <em>akogare</em> as both an analytica…

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Report on the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses

In October the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, which we sponsored, took place at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. In this post the keynote speaker, Donal Carbaugh, reports on how it went. The study of social and cultural lives today is inextricably tied to varieties in the languages people speak, particularities in views of communal practices, and complexities … Continue reading Report on the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses

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