Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education: Rethinking Multilingualism and Interculturality, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education

Rethinking Multilingualism and Interculturality, 1st Edition

Edited by Julie S. Byrd Clark, Fred Dervin


254 pages

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With the impact of accelerated globalization, digital technologies, mobility, and migration, the fields of Applied Linguistics, Language, and Intercultural Education have been shifting. One shift in need of further exploration is that of systematic and coherent reflexivity in researching language and culture. This unique and timely book thus examines the significance of reflexivity as an integral process, particularly when researching the multifaceted notions of multilingualism and interculturality in education. It also contributes to current critical approaches to representations of languages and cultures in identity politics. As such, the authors offer innovative ways of engaging with reflexivity in teaching, learning, and research through multimodal and complex ways. The chapters span a diverse range of educational settings in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.


"The collection of chapters is valuable particularly because it emphasises that reflexivity should be seen as a dynamic and evolving notion that is applicable to all those involved in research and pedagogy and that can be applied positively to equalise power relationships and lead to greater centrality and legitimacy of the research participant or learner." - John Kullman, School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church University, England

Table of Contents

Introduction Julie S. Byrd Clark and Fred Dervin 1. The Process of Becoming Reflexive and Intercultural: Navigating Study Abroad and Reentry Experience Jane Jackson 2. "Or, just it’s my fault right?": Language Socialization through Reflexive Language Writing Feedback Jérémie Séror 3. Reflexivity and Self-Presentation in Multicultural Encounters: Making Sense of Self and Other Alex Frame 4. Researching Chinese Students’ Intercultural Communication Experiences in Higher Education: Researcher and Participant Reflexivity Prue Holmes 5. Critical Reflexive Ethnography and the Multilingual Space of a Canadian University: Challenges and Opportunities Sylvie A. Lamoureux 6. Reflexivity in Motion in Language and Literacy Learning David Malinowski and Mark Evan Nelson 7. Uses of Digital Text in Reflexive Anthropology: The Example of Educational Workshops for Out-of-school/Educationally Excluded Adolescents Eric Chauvier 8. Reflexivity and Critical Language Education at Occupy L.A. Christian W. Chun 9. Weaving a Method: Mobility, Multilocality, and the Senses as Foci of Research on Intercultural Language Learning Ulrike Najar 10. Everyday Practices, Everyday Pedagogies: A Dialogue on Critical Transformations in a Multilingual Hong Kong School Miguel Pérez-Milans and Carlos Soto Conclusion: Reflexivity in Research and Practice: Moving On? Fred Dervin and Julie S. Byrd Clark Commentary Claire Kramsch

About the Editors

Julie S. Byrd Clark is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and French language pedagogy at the Faculty of Education at Western University, Canada.

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication

Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication publishes theoretically informed and empirically grounded research monographs and edited volumes that offer state of the art reviews of and debates in this evolving field. Its aim is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and methodological innovations, thereby extending the scope of intercultural communication. Titles in this series also seek to maintain a strong practical and professional interest and inform and influence teaching and learning, business and organizational communication, daily communication, and beyond.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics