1st Edition

Screens and Scenes Multimodal Communication in Online Intercultural Encounters

Edited By Richard Kern, Christine Develotte Copyright 2018
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the relationships between online visual interfaces and language use in educational contexts and the features that underpin them to explore the complex nature of online communication and its implications for educational practice. Adopting a case study approach featuring a global range of examples, the volume uniquely focuses on multimodal intercultural interactions, with a particular interest in videoconferencing, to look at how they project and reflect particular cultural values and tendencies concerning language use and how they elucidate the complex cultural identifications and affiliations inherent in intercultural encounters. The book employs a diverse range of theoretical and research frameworks to highlight the dynamic connections between digital technology, social life, and language use, and the ways in which they can inform language education, making this an ideal resource for students and scholars in applied linguistics, communication studies, media studies, information studies, and education.

    1. Introduction: Intercultural Exchange in the Age of Online Multimodal Communication

    Richard Kern and Christine Develotte

    Part I. Culture and Technoculture: Re-envisioning Interculturality

    2. Comme une Française: Maintaining an Intercultural Threshold Space in Online Video

    Juliana de Nooy

    3. Glocal Tensions: Exploring the Dynamics of Intercultural Communication Through a Language Learner’s Vlog

    Tatiana Codreanu and Christelle Combe

    4. People of the Eye Communicating Online: Deaf Intercultural Encounters in E-SCALE

    Siglinde Pape

    5. Intergenerational Videoconferencing: Interpersonal Bonds and the Role of the Webcam

    Erica Dumont

    6. Translation, Video-technology, and Interculturality: Benefits and Limits

    Layla Roesler and Fabienne Dumontet

    Part II. Telepresence, Felt Presence, Imagined Presence

    7. Learning and Teaching Languages in Technology-Mediated Contexts: The Relevance of Social Presence, Co-Presence, Participatory Literacy and Multimodal Competence

    Mirjam Hauck and Müge Satar

    8. Enacting the Scenography of a Video Call Within its Opening Sequence

    Samira Ibnelkaïd

    9. Affordances and Task Design: A Case Study of Online Mentoring between Practicing Teachers and Adolescent Learners

    Paige Ware, Karla del Rosal, and Jillian Conry

    10. Seeing Apart and Learning Together: Intersubjectivity in Shared Language Classrooms

    David Malinowski

    11. Medium and Addressivity in French Online Exchanges

    Richard Kern and Emily Linares

    12. Effects of Presence in Videoconference Exchanges

    Christine Develotte, Morgane Domanchin, and Sabine Levet

    13. Multimodality and Social Presence in an Intercultural Exchange Setting

    Meei-Ling Liaw and Paige Ware

    14. Conclusion

    Christine Develotte and Richard Kern


    Richard Kern is Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. His pervious publications include Language, Literacy, and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Literacy and Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2000).

    Christine Develotte is University Professor in Language Sciences at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. She is the originator of the online collaborative learning project Le français en (première) ligne, which has brought together tutors and learners of French from around the world since 2002.