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ERIC Number: ED525840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-18
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8476-9414-0
Language and Learning in the International University: From English Uniformity to Diversity and Hybridity
Preisler, Bent; Klitgard, Ida; Fabricius, Anne
Multilingual Matters
Based on a series of studies from universities around the world, this book suggests that internationalization does not equate with across-the-board use of English, and instead represents a new cultural and linguistic hybridity with the potential to develop new identities unfettered by traditional "us-and-them" binary thinking, and which could result in new communicative practices. This book contains five parts. Part 1, English as a Lingua Franca for Higher Education Teaching and Learning, contains: (1) The Relationship between Teaching Language and Student Learning in Swedish University Physics (J. Airey); and (2) Students' and Teachers' Self-Assessment of English Language Proficiency in English-Medium Higher Education in Denmark: A Questionnaire Study (C. Jensen, L. Denver, I.M. Mees and C. Werther). Part 2, When the Official Lingua Franca Happens to be the First Language of the Majority: The Case of the United Kingdom, contains: (3) Perceptions of Identity and Issues of Concern among International Students in the United Kingdom (P. Sercombe); (4) Developing Perceptions of Interculturality: A Troublesome Space? (C. Montgomery); and (5) Internationalising the University: Enabling Selves-in-the-World (D. Killick). Part 3, The Construction of International Perspectives in "International" Student Group Work, contains: (6) Educational Practices in the International University: Language as a Resource for Intercultural Distinction in a Project Group Meeting (D. Day and S. Kjaerbeck); and (7) International Basic Studies in the Humanities: Internationalization and Localization in Four Dimensions (A.H. Fabricius). Part 4, Academic Writing and Literacy in a Transnational Perspective, contains: (8) Crossing Borders: The Feasibility of Harmonising Academic Literacy Standards across Europe (C. Sedgwick); (9) Plagiarism in the International University: From Kidnapping and Theft to Translation and Hybridity (I. Klitgard). Part 5, East and West at the International University, contains: (10) International Students at China Three Gorges University: A Survey (Hu X. and Chen Y.); (11) How Far Can Face and Hierarchy Affect Developing Interaction between Korean University Students and their Supervisors in the United Kingdom? (J. Back); and (12) Intercultural Interaction: Teacher and Student Roles in the Classroom of Portuguese as a Foreign Language in Macau, China (R. Teixeira E Silva and C. Cavaco Martins).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Denmark; Macau; Sweden; United Kingdom