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ERIC Number: EJ1013572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1221
Im Gesprach: An Interview with Claire Kramsch on the "Multilingual Subject"
Kramsch, Claire; Gerhards, Sascha
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v45 n1 p74-82 Spr 2012
In her recently published book "The Multilingual Subject: What foreign language learners say about their experience and why it matters", UC Berkeley applied-linguist Claire Kramsch approaches language learning from a new, visionary perspective. Foregrounding the interplay of cultural aspects in language learning, Kramsch understands language learners as multilingual subjects whose experience is not grounded primarily in the memorization of grammatical rules, but rather in the subjective experience of learning and using the new language. In this article the author interviews Claire Kramsch to discuss "The Multilingual Subject" and to learn more about the idea of the embodied self in the language classroom, the aesthetic dimension in language learning and teaching, and the beauty of the German language in particular. (A list of works cited is included.)
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Language: English
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