1st Edition

Screens and Scenes
Multimodal Communication in Online Intercultural Encounters





ISBN 9781138213951
Published June 19, 2018 by Routledge
306 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.



Table of Contents

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

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Biography

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.