26.2143, Books: Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience: Witte, Harden (eds.)

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:54:59
From: Simon Reber [S.Reber at peterlang.com]
Subject: Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience: Witte, Harden (eds.)

 


Title: Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience 
Subtitle: The Subjective Dimension 
Series Title: Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning - Volume 16  

Publication Year: 2015 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431879 


Editor: Arnd Witte
Editor: Theo Harden

Paperback: ISBN:  9783034318792 Pages: 283 Price: U.S. $ 70.95
Paperback: ISBN:  9783034318792 Pages: 283 Price: U.K. £ 43.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9783034318792 Pages: 283 Price: Europe EURO 54.00


Abstract:

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages, their cultural conceptualisations and discourses and the mind and body of the learner results in the subjective construction of individual positionings located «in between» the languages and cultures involved. These processes are not restricted to the cognitive level of learning but also involve deep-seated habits, values and beliefs. These habits, values and beliefs are to a certain extent the result of subjective experiences and feelings; however, they are also embedded in a socio-cultural network of concepts, norms, traditions and life-worlds, so that they are characterised both by the learner’s subjectivity and by the sociality and (inter-)culturality of their environment. 

The essays in this volume explore the subjective dimension of intercultural language learning, ranging from theoretical considerations to empirical studies and providing stimulating insights into this important area of study. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Cognitive Science
                     Language Acquisition
                     Sociolinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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