Language Learning in Study Abroad: The Multilingual Turn
Edited by: Wenhao Diao, Emma Trentman
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- Hardback, Ebook(PDF), Ebook(EPUB)
- 31st Mar 2021
- Multilingual Matters
- Number of pages:
- 234mm x 156mm
This compelling book ushers research on language learning in study abroad into a new era of commitment to social justice. Countering the myth of monolingual immersion, exploring the multilingual realities of student experiences and expanding the contexts under investigation, the volume will be a landmark contribution to the field.
Celeste Kinginger, Pennsylvania State University, USAThis timely volume uniquely illuminates hidden spaces of study abroad research by exposing plurilingual, translingual, and lingua franca realities. Chapters offer new perspectives on study abroad in demystifying the assumptions of monolingual, monocultural, and authentic immersion experiences. The book provides useful insights on linguistic, geographic, and ethnoracial multiplicities of study abroad.
Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia, Canada
Wenhao Diao is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and the doctoral program of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona, USA. Her research focuses on the sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of Chinese language learning and teaching.
Emma Trentman is an Associate Professor of Arabic at the University of New Mexico, USA. She is co-editor of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies. Her research focuses on multilingual approaches to Arabic language teaching and learning.
Emma Trentman and Wenhao Diao: Introduction
Chapter 1. Jamie A. Thomas: Ghanaian Multilinguals on Study Abroad in Tanzania: Learning Swahili through Akan/Twi and Cultures of Storytelling
Chapter 2. Uju Anya: When the Foreign is Familiar: An Afro-Dominican-American Woman's Experience Translanguaging Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Learning Portuguese in Brazil
Chapter 3. Janice McGregor: An Investigation of L2 Learning Peer Interactions in Short Term Study Abroad
Chapter 4. Emma Trentman: Monolingual Expectations and Plurilingual Realities in Arabic Study Abroad
Chapter 5. Wenhao Diao: Language Use, Class, and Study Abroad in China
Chapter 6. Lucien Brown: 'Sorry, I don't speak any English': An Activity-Theoretic Account of Language Choice in Study Abroad in South Korea
Chapter 7. Tracy Quan: Study Abroad as a Transformative Translanguaging Space for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
Chapter 8. Brandon Tullock: Encountering Multilingualism in Study Abroad: Sojourners' Orientations to Linguistic Diversity and Language Hierarchies in Barcelona
Chapter 9. Lourdes Ortega: Research on Language Learning during Study Abroad: What Next?