Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

This volume of essays explores the different attitudes to language learning generated by globalisation and shows how the local still has an impact on the language-learning classroom.

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034301502

Category: Education

Page: 231

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For most language learners, mobility is now the starting-point rather than the end-point of language learning. Rather than learning a language in order to go abroad, learners are used to moving from country to country, from culture to culture. This volume of essays explores the different attitudes to language learning generated by globalisation and shows how the local still has an impact on the language-learning classroom. The contributors have collaborated through the Languages of the Wider World Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning based at University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. The essays in the book span both reflection on language learners' shifting identities and the pedagogies of a range of less widely taught languages in which the national language has acquired fresh emphasis in the context of globalisation. How might the tension between mobility and localisation best be exploited to the benefit of language learners?
Categories: Education

The Personal World of the Language Learner

The Personal World of the Language Learner

The Language Learning Journal, 41(3), 326–339. Starkey, H. (2010). Language
Learning for Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship. In J. Fenoulhet & C. Ros
i Solé (Eds.), Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning. Bern: Peter Lang.

Author: Cristina Ros i Solé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137528537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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This book presents a radical turn in Second Language Acquisition research by introducing a conceptual paradigm that challenges rationalist, instrumental and empiricist approaches to language learning theory. It argues for a shift in focus from measuring the effectiveness of language learning processes to humanising the language learning experience. This new paradigm explores the force of affect, the imagination and creativity and their roles in assembling language learners' intimate worlds. 'The personal' is reclaimed and acts as driving force for language learning and the sphere in which learners engage both their minds and bodies in a constant socialization of feelings and emotions. The author provides examples from real language learners using a variety of modern languages to provide insights on the kind of personal worlds that languages compel us to inhabit. This book will be of interest to those working with language learning and language education theory, language teachers, and researchers and students who are interested in issues of identity and intercultural communication in language learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading with My Eyes Open

Reading with My Eyes Open

Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university.

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

ISBN: 9781909188235

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekstperspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. ‘This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.’ Jane Fenoulhet (Professor in Dutch Studies and co-editor of Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning)
Categories: Education

Reading with My Eyes Open

Reading with My Eyes Open

'This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.

Author: Gerdi Quist

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909188212

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

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Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekst-perspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. 'This book should be obligatory reading for all new lecturers in foreign languages at university. It is extremely thought-provoking and will help them make sense of the world in which they find themselves.' Jane Fenoulhet (Professor in Dutch Studies and co-editor of Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning)
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Nomadic Literature

Nomadic Literature

This book reflects on texts crossing boundaries and brings nomadic philosophy to bear on translation studies, in the context of Nooteboom's work.

Author: Jane Fenoulhet

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3034307292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Cees Nooteboom (born 1933) is a writer of fiction, poetry and travel literature. Translated into at least thirty-four languages, his work raises important questions about the mobility of literary texts and invites a new theoretical approach, for to read Nooteboom straightforwardly as a Dutch author would be to do him an injustice. In this book, his fiction and travel writing are discussed on the basis of his English oeuvre, while the chapter on his poetry moves between Dutch and English editions. The first part of the study reflects on texts crossing boundaries and the ways in which literary theory and history have dealt with them. The author then brings nomadic philosophy to bear on translation studies, considering translation as the process through which a literary work is welcomed into a new culture. The second part of the book argues that Nooteboom's themes and preoccupations are themselves nomadic, with their philosophical treatment of the subjective experiences of death, writing, love, sex and crisis as opportunities for becoming and self-exploration. Nooteboom's imaginative worlds are constructed in language that is playful, laconic, meditative, witty and yet, especially in the poetry, deadly serious.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society

Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society

Author: WORLD CONFERENCE ON CONTINUING PROFESSIO

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026133624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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In the "information society" first qualifications provide no more than a starting point in professional life. The IFLA continuing professional courses reflect the increasing importance of life-long education. The proceedings of the 5th world conference of the Continuing Professional Development Round Table (CPERT) which was held in Aberdeen, Scotland in August 2002, provide a valuable and ongoing record of trends in the development of continuing professional development programs in the library and information professions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Rehabilitation Medicine

International Rehabilitation Medicine

A recent study ( unpublished ) 26 by Martin demonstated differences in the
vocalization patterns of deaf and hearing ... to help their baby to become aware of
his potential , personality , hands and mobility is crucial in the early weeks of life .
... instructed optimally in levels of voicing for communication and of everyday
sounds for sound localisation experiences . ... Language , as in normal children ,
is the medium for thought , and provides a way of learning about what others are
seeing .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011515011

Category:

Page:

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E learning in Tertiary Education

E learning in Tertiary Education

Cultural adaptation Even where the language of instruction is common , curricula
, teaching content , support must be tailored to local needs . ... A localisation
approach obviously stands in tension with the potential cost efficiencies of a
standardised curriculum . ... with other higher education institutions across five
European countries , is an example of partnership promoting virtual mobility ( see
Box 1 .

Author: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ISBN: UOM:39015060993345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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E-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in tertiary education. Rationales for its growth are wide-ranging, complex and contested, including widening access, on-campus pedagogic innovation, enhancement of distance learning, organisational change, knowledge-sharing and revenue generation. This report looks at the practice in 19 tertiary education institutions and is designed to elucidate both good practice and international trends. It is organised in three sections: activities and strategies; pedagogy, technology and organisation; cost efficiency and funding.
Categories: Business & Economics

Appropriating English

Appropriating English

Innovation in the Global Business of English Language Teaching Michael Singh,
Peter Kell, Ambigapathy Pandian ... or to enhance transnational social mobility ,
but it also enables Indians from different regions of the country to talk to each
other in a language ... First , the worldwide spread of English must be understood
in terms of the interrelated but disjointed processes of globalisation and
localisation .

Author: Michael Singh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055110194

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

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Aimed at those who teach English to speakers of other languages, this volume considers English as an increasingly global language that rules both business and cyberspace. It considers as well the causes for concern as English is turned into a commercial product--its role in the death of other languages and in the political project of creating an integrated global economy. The authors (who are associated with the U. of Melbourne and U. Sains Malaysia) write that their goal is to call for "paradigmatic innovations in English language teaching, new frames of reference for reinventing the project of globalizing English that situate it within a perspective of risk analysis and make use of "multivocal Englishes" to help sustain the biolinguistic diversity of humanity." Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Education and the Nation

Education and the Nation

Language and Unemployment , 565 ; of Max Müller , F . , 98n , 746 newspapers
and radio broadcasts , May , Robert ... Localisation of industries , 566 - 67 Lopez ,
746 , 746n schools , 660 - 61 Luther , Martin , 6 , 649 Mobility of talent , 496 Lu ...

Author: Khagendra Nath Sen

Publisher: [Calcutta] : University of Calcutta

ISBN: UOM:39015070362085

Category: Education

Page: 874

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Categories: Education

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

hted the free are dissabte chool leaver there is pleast a language - a third L. their
langa ? ... It covers not only interpreting and translating but language teaching ,
language tools , subtitling and dubbing , web localisation and so on . ... the
funding criteria of the LSC to prevent something from happening that is so much
at odds with the Government's policies on community cohesion and social
mobility ?

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112100819330

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Australian Language Matters

Australian Language Matters

Centre for Information on Language and Research , London , 1998. ...
Subsidiarity really involves a localisation of cultural and linguistic planning where
in fact national education systems are often ... This in n will require a mobility of
people , goods , services and ormation far greater than is the case at the moment
. ost of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112939645

Category: Australia

Page:

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Categories: Australia

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... LL02965 The phonological - distributional coherence hypothesis : Cross -
linguistic evidence in language acquisition ; LL02297 Deriving ... through
dynamic language dominance ; LL02758 Linguistic Human Rights and Mobility ;
LL03776 A Class for Students Like Me ... the Context of Higher Education in
Brazil ; LL03678 Video Games Localisation : Posing New Challenges to the
Translator ; LL02822 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079657428

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

Hong Kong Industrialist

Hong Kong Industrialist

Localisation can also enable local staff to develop their skills to establish high -
quality manpower resources . Before ... When providing manpower training for
local managerial staff , senior management should learn in advance about their
background , leadership potential and ... Language problems and cultural
differences may be other major obstacles . ... Such a policy aims to control labour
mobility .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822022968150

Category: Hong Kong (China)

Page:

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Categories: Hong Kong (China)

Comprehensive Dissertation Index

Comprehensive Dissertation Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065693874

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Vols. for 1973- include the following subject areas: Biological sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Health sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Earth sciences, Physics, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law & political science, Business & economics, Geography & regional planning, Language & literature, Fine arts, Library & information science, Mass communications, Music, Philosophy and Religion.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Language Death in the Isle of Man

Language Death in the Isle of Man

An Investigation Into the Decline and Extinction of Manx Gaelic as a Community
Language in the Isle of Man George Broderick ... The localisation of mining ,
essentially in those two areas , would not have contributed much to the decline of
Manx outside ... and parents in the Island have refused to let their children learn
Manx , and have spoken it together only when they did not wish ... Increased
mobility 25.

Author: George Broderick

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: UOM:39015042826241

Category: Community life

Page: 300

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This book looks in some detail into the sociolinguistic and formal linguistic situation which led to the decline and extinction of Manx Gaelic as a community language in the Isle of Man. The formal linguistic aspect concentrates upon developments in the following areas: phonology, morphophonology, morphology, morphosyntax and syntax, idiom and lexicon.
Categories: Community life

Multilingual Computing Technology

Multilingual Computing   Technology

Mac offers French and German localization Banner Apple has announced a
significant update to . ... Acapela Telecom , Acapela Mobility and Acapela On
Board make it possible to deploy its speech synthesis to a large number of
applications ... centers , talking web , talking dictionaries , educational software ,
e - learning programs , accessibility tools , embedded systems and so on . ... has
announced plans to introduce expanded language support services for Russian
speakers .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000008598918

Category: Computational linguistics

Page:

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Categories: Computational linguistics

Negotiating Empowerment

Negotiating Empowerment

Studies in English Language Education Prema Kumari Dheram ... 41 localisation
, 54 logical thinking , 35 Macaulay , 26 , 102 Maghai , 30 majoritarian , 45
managerialist rationality , 47 - 48 ... 62 , 65 , 82 , 83 , 123 , 181 missionaries ,
impact on education in English , 25 , 186 mobility , occupational , social , physical
, etc . , 25 ...

Author: Prema Kumari Dheram

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080548137

Category: English language

Page: 225

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The book is a collection of key papers presented at an international conference held at the Indo-American Centre for International studies, Hyderabad, India, in 2004, and includes a few other contributions of an equally high standard. Together, they offer an international perspective on language use and pedagogy, relating to both theory and application, in various countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States of America. The volume highlights issues such as identity construction, self-esteem, economic and intellectual empowerment, and the role of the individual and state in the context of English as a second language, and suggest how we may examine and address them.
Categories: English language

Kagisano Ka Thuto

Kagisano Ka Thuto

They include the development of systems of partial assistance to community
education facilities , encouragement and support for part - time learning ,
proposals for the faster localisation of educational staffing , suggestions for new
approaches to teaching ... Botswana , to become fluent in the national language ,
and to take pride in the national cultural heritage . 2 . ... curricular modifications
designed to suit local circumstances are desirable but should not be allowed to
impair mobility .

Author: Botswana. National Commission on Education

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031876332

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education