Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad (Language Learning & Language Teaching 37)

Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad (Language Learning & Language Teaching 37)

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The papers in this volume offer a sampling of contemporary efforts to update the portrayal of study abroad in the applied linguistics literature through attention to its social and cultural aspects. The volume illustrates diversification of theory and method, refinement of approaches to social interactive language use, and expansion in the range of populations and languages under scrutiny. Part I offers a topical orientation, outlining the rationale for the project. Part II presents six qualitative case studies adopting sociocultural, activity theoretical, postructuralist, or discourse analytic methodologies. The four chapters in Part III illustrate a variety of approaches and foci in research on the pragmatic capabilities of study abroad participants in relation to second language identities. The volume will be of interest to a broad audience of applied linguistics researchers, language educators, and professionals engaged in the design, oversight, and assessment of study abroad programs.


1. Acknowledgement; 2. Part I. Orientation; 3. Introduction: Social and cultural aspects of language learning in study abroad (by Kinginger, Celeste); 4. Researching whole people and whole lives (by Coleman, James A.); 5. Part II. Qualitative and case studies; 6. Self-regulatory strategies of foreign language learners: From the classroom to study abroad and beyond (by Allen, Heather Willis); 7. "Opening up to the world"?: Developing interculturality in an international field experience for ESL teachers (by Smolcic, Elizabeth); 8. Politics of identification in the use of lingua francas in student mobility to Finland and France (by Dervin, Fred); 9. An American in Paris: Myth, desire, and subjectivity in one student's account of study abroad in France (by Wolcott, Timothy); 10. Exploring the potential of high school homestays as a context for local engagement and negotiation of difference: Americans in China (by Tan, Dali); 11. The transformation of "a frog in the well": A path to a more intercultural, global mindset (by Jackson, Jane); 12. Part III. Pragmatics and identity; 13. "I joke you don't": Second language humor and intercultural identity construction (by Shardakova, Maria); 14. Getting over the hedge: Acquisition of mitigating language in L2 Japanese (by Iwasaki, Noriko); 15. Identity and honorifics use in Korean study abroad (by Brown, Lucien); 16. A corpus-based study of vague language use by learners of Spanish in a study abroad context (by Fernandez, Julieta); 17. Afterword (by Kinginger, Celeste); 18. Name index; 19. Subject index

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  • Number Of Pages: 344
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  • weight: 615
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