The issue of intercultural learning has been tackled, amongst others, in the fields of education, language education and applied linguistics. In spite of the extensive literature on the subject, there is still much which needs to be done to address the ways in which linguistics itself can contribute to intercultural education. The 8 chapters by internationally-renowned scholars highlight different ways of using it both in the classroom and in researching intercultural education. The following approaches are covered: Critical Discourse Analysis, Enonciation, Conversation Analysis and Pragmatics. The introduction to the volume also offers a useful and comprehensive survey of the debates around the polysemic notion of the `intercultural'. The book will appeal to an international readership of students, scholars and professionals across a wide range of disciplines, interested in making intercultural education more effective.
1. Introduction: Linguistics for intercultural education (by Dervin, Fred); 2. Part I. Developing intercultural competence through the use of linguistics; 3. Avoiding the essentialist trap in intercultural education: Using critical discourse analysis to read nationalist ideologies in the language classroom (by Cole, Debbie); 4. Linking learning objectives of linguistic savoir-faire and intercultural competence in mobility experiences of teacher trainees (by Egli Cuenat, Mirjam); 5. A place for pragmatics in intercultural teaching and learning (by McConachy, Troy); 6. Strategy-based learning of pragmatics for intercultural education (by Cohen, Andrew D.); 7. Making the 'invisible' visible: A conversation analytic approach to intercultural teaching and learning in the Chinese Mandarin language classroom (by Wang, Yan Yan); 8. Part II. Linguistics for studying interculturality in language education; 9. Language teachers and learners interpreting the world: Identifying intercultural development in language classroom discourse (by Harbon, Lesley A.); 10. Constructing a relationship to otherness in web-based exchanges for language and culture learning (by Tremion, Virginie); 11. Complex and symbolic discursive encounters for intercultural education in plurilingual times (by Byrd Clark, Julie); 12. Index