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The major single focus of language pedagogy tends to be on developing language skills. Although language proficiency is an obvious objective, language pedagogy can benefit from relevant content that brings about invaluable cultural awareness and language awareness.

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In order to increase the understanding of the role of mediated communication in family language policy, methodological protocols need to be adapted to capture current digital family practices. This paper discusses the potentials as well as practical and ethical challenges that come with data collect...

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Literature use/teaching in Foreign Language Teaching moves FLT away from an instrumental, monetised view of the language classroom, aligning FLT with citizenship and values education. Promoting critical thinking and understanding the other align literature in language teaching with democratic values...

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This presentation considers the commonalities and differences between secondary school pupils’ multilingual identifications in England and Norway. Findings from parallel mixed-methods projects in both contexts are presented and implications drawn for policy and practice.

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The way the subject is understood in poststructuralism sees discourse as enabling and constraining the agency of the subject. This paper explores this notion in some autobiographical texts of Derrida, and considers the extent to which it features in the work of Busch and Pavlenko on autobiographical...

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The aim is to explore the affective-emotional basis of second language learning by reflecting on the place of emotion as regards cognition, and on the neural mechanism for stimulus appraisal based on positive and negative evaluations of the second language learning situation. Then, a qualitative syn...

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This session addresses the topic of internationalization efforts around the globe. The presenter argues for embracing bilingualism and multilingualism in supporting and ensuring student success. Strategies to accomplish this goal are presented.

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Linguistic diversity is a key feature of European Union but the management of linguistic diversity in member states does not always adhere to European Union legislation and principles. In line with the aims of this symposium (S109), I will discuss the differences between European Union policies and ...

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This presentation is a discussion of the themes emerging in the individual paper presentations. The discussant will also identify emerging questions and directions for further study.

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This paper explores the role of several factors that have been claimed to affect L2 learning in classroom contexts by comparing the results of studies examining the linguistic outcomes of ‘regular’ foreign language programs and bilingual programs differing, among other things, in amount of learn...

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This paper discusses the distinction between complicated and complex as they relate to language use, and argues that a full measure of complexity needs to account not just for the number of linguistic units and levels of embeddedness in language, but also for the quality of interactions between them...

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This presentation will report on an Irish primary school that successfully converts extreme linguistic diversity into significant educational capital. It will argue that pupils’ learning achievement illuminates three theoretical constructs – exploratory talk, plurilingual and intercultural educa...

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The ability to read literary texts and to explore fictional worlds is a competence in its own right. Teaching literature should be based on a model of literary competences that learners need to acquire in order to understand the aesthetic dimension of literary texts and their relation to cultural ex...

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The English need for Japanese companies increases as they expand globally. This presentation introduces the HERO program, an educational model that supports a community-based ER program as a means of workplace language provision to help fulfill this need, and discusses why ER is a feasible language ...

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The talk discusses how CLIL teachers in three schools use critical pedagogy – the exploration of matters of social justice and equity – to respond to issues arising in their contexts such as the Syrian refugee crisis and Brexit. Teachers reported that this has led to increased student engagement...

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Use of fluid language practices in classroom discourse in the Global South is often contrasted with monoglossic policies. Using a Decolonial lens this paper focuses on the impact of language ideologies on literacy practices and written text production of emergent bilingual children, inviting us to r...

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Two patterns emerged when diverse moral dilemmas were evaluated by bilingual speakers. A detachment effect of reduced ethical choices was obtained when two simple choices were counterposed. In more complex vignettes, evaluating in a foreign language showed an uncertainty effect. This likely ref...

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This talk focuses on the assessment of productive skills among primary school learners of English as a foreign language. We discuss the task types that can be used to elicit performance in speaking and writing among children and the assessment scale development for Cambridge English Qualifications f...

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Data-driven Learning (DDL) has taken two main directions. Learners can engage with corpora the hard, hands-on way, or they can observe pre-selected corpus output the soft, hands-off way. This paper proposes a third way of engaging with DDL: D-DDL, or Dynamic Data-Driven Learning. After explaining D-...

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This presentation focuses on the importance of emotions in learning. Results from a mixed design study will be presented and their potential application in language teaching will be discussed. Finally, neuroimaging tools and their potential application in studying learning will be discussed.

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In this talk on regressive effects of L3 phonology, I lay out the specific research questions and hypotheses that drive this line of inquiry, review what we (don’t) currently know about L3 regressive effects, and present some critical methodological considerations to keep in mind as we move forwar...

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This talk presents the findings of a systematic review of 27 perceptual training studies conducted over the last 40 years which include the testing of generalization and retention of L2 speech learning. It overviews the use of these measures and examines how effective perceptual training is in promo...

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The study reports on an EFL writing test validation project. Subjects from diverse educational backgrounds responded to two tasks in front of an eye tracker. They produced stimulated recalls which were combined with measures of proficiency, typing speed and eye movements to map participants’ cogni...

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This paper takes an interdisciplinary and corpus-based view on fluency and investigates speakers of ENL, ESL, and EFL in order to test if speakers from different types of Englishes establish fluency differently. The corpora are analyzed for various fluency-relevant variables, such as filled or unfil...

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How have literacy studies changed in reponse to technological innovation and changes in the world order? This paper documents a shift from the study of texts/events/practices in relatively settled contexts to focus on displaced literacies across borders. Notions of assemblage and bricolage may bette...

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This presentation discusses research findings that contributed to the Lexical Syllabus construction in the Israeli schools: Optimal lexical targets, learners' vocabulary knowledge, treatment of vocabulary in textbooks, and factors that affect vocabulary learning. The project involved a collaboration...

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In this talk, I will present how language education can be designed using principles of genre pedagogy (Rose & Martin 2012; Van Dijk & Hajer 2012). Selected research results underpin the responsibility of subject teachers to connect subject and language learning in subject areas.

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This will be a summary of the main insights, key points, and intriguing questions raised during the symposium.

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This paper discusses collage-based research-creation projects with students and teachers in Canada, France and the United States to examine how creative inquiry can not only expand our methodological toolkits but also apprentice us into new ways of seeing and theorizing more equitable applied lingui...

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This presentation will consider the role of metalinguistic understanding in developing school writers’ explicit knowledge of how language choices shape meaning in writing. Drawing on research evidence, the paper will argue for the importance of helping developing writers to become metalinguistical...

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With a special focus on football, I will discuss two opposite strands of recent developments of datafication and deep mediatisation: The polyphonic representation of different types of live data on the one hand and the technological innovation of automated journalism on the other.

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Foreign language education in the Netherlands will be discussed from different viewpoints: which languages are taught, what are policy makers’ and educators’ expectations about early foreign language education and are their expectations met? Challenges in foreign language education and possible ...

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Tens or thousands of publications make it difficult to really know a scientific field in depth. Taking the case of data-driven learning, this paper presents an overview of different types of synthesis, then moves on to a new overview of historical developments, with implications for best practice.

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What are the ethical, theoretical and methodological challenges raised by Fully Inclusive Practitioner Research? Including learners and teachers as co-researchers, co-producing research and pedagogy is complex yet rewarding. This multimodal presentation brings together work on Fully Inclusive Practi...

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Three criteria are proposed for evaluating the legitimacy of theoretical claims in multilingual education: (a) empirical credibility--to what extent is the claim consistent with research evidence? (b) logical coherence—to what extent is the claim internally consistent? (c) consequential validity...

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The relationship between second language (L2) acquisition research and L2 pedagogy can be contentious. However, it is important for researchers and teachers to have a good-faith dialogue in order to facilitate research that is relevant for teachers and that produces evidence-based implications for t...

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This presentation will describe projects effecting curricular innovation across multiple languages and significant instructor agency in the transformation of assessments, curricula and materials. It will draw on multiple data sources including participating language instructors, and examples of thei...

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Task-based needs analysis is a professional, in-depth inquiry into the tasks and language associated with them that second or foreign language learners need to perform. the focus of this paper will be the transfer from needs analysis to actual design and how NA may inform all dimensions of task and ...

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From the 'What If's' to the 'So What's': Updating our Understanding of Second Language Development from a Complex Dynamic Systems Perspective

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Drawing on the view of genre as “an open category at least partly bounded by constraints of time, resources, availability and access” (Swales, 2004: 72), this talk addresses several theoretical and methodological challenges of investigating the intersemiotic relationships between traditional and...

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