[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Book: Language Alternation, Language Choice and Language Encounter in International Tertiary Education

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
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Forwarded From: <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM

 Book notice: Language Alternation, Language Choice and Language Encounter
in International Tertiary Education


 Title: Language Alternation, Language Choice and Language Encounter in
International Tertiary Education

Editors: Hartmut Haberland, Dorte Lønsmann, Bent Preisler

ISBN: 978-94-007-6475-0


About the book:

Reflecting the increased use of English as lingua franca in today’s
university education, this volume maps the interplay and competition
between English and other tongues in a learning community that in practice
is not only bilingual but multilingual. The volume includes case studies
from Japan, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Catalonia, China, Denmark and
Sweden, analysing a range of issues such as the conflict between the
students’ native languages and English, the reality of parallel teaching in
English as well as in the local language, and classrooms that are nominally
English-speaking but multilingual in practice. The book assesses the
factors common to successful bilingual learners, and provides university
administrators, policy makers and teachers around the world with a
much-needed commentary on the challenges they face in increasingly
multilingual surroundings characterized by a heterogeneous student

Patterns of language alternation and choice have become increasingly
important to the development of an understanding of the
internationalisation of higher education that is occurring world-wide. This
volume draws on the extensive and varied literature related to the
sociolinguistics of globalisation – linguistic ethnography, discourse
analysis, language teaching, language and identity, and language planning –
as the theoretical bases for the description of the nature of these
emerging multilingual communities that are increasingly found in
international education. It uses observational data from eleven studies
that take into account the macro (societal), meso (university) and micro
(participant) levels of language interaction to explicate the range of
language encounters – highlighting both successful and problematic
interactions and their related language ideologies. Although English is the
common lingua franca, the studies in the volume highlight the importance of
the multilingual resources available to participants in higher educational
institutions that are used to negotiate and solve their language problems.
The volume brings to our attention a range of important insights into
language issues found in the internationalisation of higher education, and
provides a resource for those wishing to understand or do research on how
language hybridity and multilingual communicative practices are evolving
there. *Richard B. Baldauf Jr., Professor, The University of Queensland *

Table of contents:
Notes on contributors .- Hybridity and complexity: language choice and
language ideologies by Dorte Lønsmann and Hartmut Haberland .- *Part I The
local language as a resource in social, administrative and learning
interactions . *1. Kitchen talk – Exploring linguistic practices in liminal
institutional interactions in a multilingual university setting by Spencer
Hazel and Janus Mortensen .- 2. Japanese and English as lingua francas:
Language choices for international students in contemporary Japan by Keiko
Ikeda and Don Bysouth .- 3. Plurilingual resources in lingua franca talk:
An interactionist perspective by Emilee Moore, Eulàlia Borràs and Luci
Nussbaum .- 4. Language choice and linguistic variation in classes
nominally taught in Englis h by Hedda Söderlundh .- 5. Active biliteracy?
Students taking decisions about using languages for academic purposes by
Christa van der Walt .- *Part II Using English as a lingua franca in
teaching a foreign language . * 6. English as a lingua franca: A case of
Japanese courses in Australia by Duck-Young Lee and Naomi Ogi .- 7.
“Teacher! Why do you speak English?” A discussion of teacher use of English
in a Danish language class by Mads Jakob Kirkebæk .- 8. The use of English
as a lingua franca in teaching Chinese as a foreign language: A case study
of native Chinese teachers in Beijing by Danping Wang .- *Part III Parallel
language use: English and the local language . *9. Stylistic and
pedagogical consequences of university teaching in English in Europe by
Jacob Thøgersen .- *Part IV Language policies and language ideologies in
international education . *10. Expanding language borders in a bilingual
institution aiming at trilingualism by Enric Llurda, Josep M. Cots and
Lurdes Armengol  .- 11. Language practices and transformation of language
ideologies: Mainland Chinese students in a multilingual university in Hong
Kong by Michelle M. Y. Gu

 *Springer offers softcover books for the low price of just $24.95. This
service is available directly through your university library. To purchase
your softcover edition, just click on the MyCopy link when you search
online for the eBook at your institution’s library.

Discounted prices are also available when a volume form the Educational
Linguistics series is used as a textbook for a course. Contact your
Springer representative for further details.



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