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.
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
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.