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 University of Melbourne Author 

Title Intercultural contact, language learning and migration / edited by Barbara Geraghty and Jean E. Conacher.

Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.44 INTE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Advances in sociolinguistics series
Advances in sociolinguistics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Migration and language contact 1. Migration and language management: The Jewish experience / Bernard Spolsky -- 2. Linguistic vitality and the Polish community in France / Vera Regan and Eweline Debaene -- 3. Language planners' cultural positioning strategies in joint negotiation of meaning / Patrick Studer -- Part 2: Language learning: communicating in the contact zone -- 4. Emergent new literacies and the mobile phone: Informal language learning, voice and identity in a South African township / Fie Velghe and Jan Blommaert -- 5. Attitudes towards and perceptions of English L2 acquisition among adult Polish migrants in Ireland / Agnieszka Skrzypek, Romana Kopeckov; Barbara Bidzinska and David Singleton -- 6. Face-to-face tandem language learning: evidence of intercultural learning in a Zone of Proximal Development for intercultural competence / Fionnuala Kennedy and Aine Furlong -- 7. E-portfolio self-assessment of intercultural communicative competence: Helping language learners to become autonomous intercultural speakers / Aleksandra Sudhershan -- Part 3: Migration and contact: Community and individual experience -- 8. Heterglossic becomings: Listening to, and learning from, our multiple voices / Julie Choi and David Nunan -- 9. The Catalan Nova Cançó ; Resistance and identity through song / Nuria Borrull -- 10. Wandering words: Reflections on ambivalent cultural belonging and the creative potential of linguistic multiplicity / Irmina van Niele -- Conclusion / Barbara Geraghty and Jean E Conacher.
Summary "At the heart of this volume lies an exploration of what actually happens to languages and their users when cultures come into contact. What actions do supra-national institutions, nation states, communities and individuals take in response to questions raised by the increasingly diverse forms of migration experienced in a globalized world? The volume reveals the profound impact that decisions made at national and international level can have on the lives of the individual migrant, language student, or speech community. Equally, it evaluates the broader ramifications of actions taken by migrant communities and individual language learners around issues of language learning, language maintenance and intercultural contact. Reflecting Jan Blommaert's assertion that in a world shaped by globalization, what is needed is 'a theory of language in society... of changing language in a changing society', this volume argues that researchers must increasingly seek diverse methodological approaches if they are to do justice to the diversity of experience and response they encounter"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Conacher, Jean E., editor of compilation.
Geraghty, Barbara (Linguist), editor of compilation.
Subject Languages in contact.
Language and languages -- Globalization.
Language and culture -- Globalization.
Linguistic change.
ISBN 9781441189929 (hardback)
1441189920 (hardback)
9781472585134 (epub)
9781441135698 (epdf)