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Migrant youths represent a demographic shift in postsecondary institutions across Canada. This talk outlines the second (student-focused) phase of a multi-site/multi-phase project exploring youth refugees' language and literacy development at the postsecondary level. Preliminary findings from studen...

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While both the classroom interaction and the languages used in this interaction can influence pupils’ opportunities for learning in school, these two dimensions have mostly been studied separately. For this study, analyses of video data of Dutch primary schools were used to describe a model in whi...

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The term domestic worker contributes to a range of borders and suppressions where certain bodies are marked in material-discursive practices as placed, classed, gendered and raced in relation to activities marked as reproductive labour. Drawing on ideas on relationality, performance and language, th...

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Encounter with texts in fifth grade is a project, which explores the transition from Norwegian primary school to middle school. Here we focus on the teachers’ reflections on how to work for improving the minority students’ learning outcome in different subjects, using Fives and Buhl’s (2012) m...

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As they learn to engage with religious Hebrew, the children of a liberal Talmud Torah class in Luxembourg encounter new possibilities for reading as a practice, text as written, oral, and material object, and meaning making with text. This paper will explore this transformative process and its somet...

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This study explores pragmatic strategies used by people living with Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) to express memory loss while facing linguistic symptoms of the disease. In a qualitative approach, it sheds light on the triangulation of self-perception of AD, emotional state and identity construction.

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Through the analysis of online newspaper comments posted in reaction to an article discussing “real” vs. “fake” Parmesan, this study contributes to our understanding of how class-linked distinction, masked as “good taste,” is (re)constructed in online commentary about cheese and how alig...

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This study examines learners’ metapragmatic awareness when following a TSLT approach. 25 Spanish-Catalan B2 EFL learners (aged 13) were tested through a DCT and a pragmatic awareness test. Findings show signs of L2 acquisition in the DCT, but such changes do not correlate with the students’ perc...

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This study examines teacher discourse around “gender-traditional” representations in Dutch foreign language learning classes. By studying teachers´ own perspectives it becomes clear that considerable mismatches between self-articulated gender ideologies and speech acts exist (e.g., gender equal...

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By examining the data of romantic dyads with different linguacultural backgrounds who use English (as a lingua franca) which is a mother tongue for neither partner; the paper explores how far the couples are emotionally detached from their LX and how far this affects the accomplishment of their ‘c...

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This paper illustrates how parents can use technology and digital platforms to support their language ideologies and desired language practices within the home with their children. The data shows that technology can be recruited as a virtual partner of parental policies and that children embrace it ...

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Developing CLIL programmes requires educators to consider a multitude of aspects in order to design a curriculum that furthers both content knowledge and language skills. The talk introduces a CLIL science subject at an Austrian upper-secondary school that uses Dalton-Puffer’s (2013) cognitive dis...

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This presentation deals with the intergenerational transmission of memory of apartheid South Africa by drawing on Mikhail Bakhtin's essay 'The Chronotope'. My aim is to provide a framework to think about agency in narrative which can be fruitfully linked to the exploration of (linguistic) biographie...

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This research analyzes how Mexican-American transnational students, who have been educated in the US and forced to return, adapt and participate to the Mexican school system. In this study, I explore different ways in which return students enact their own bilingual and bicultural citizenship by look...

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This study scrutinises the positions Norwegian managers and administrators take vis-à-vis their linguistically and culturally diverse workforces. It adresses the problems arising from the fact that many leaders know little about linguistic diversity and do not share experiences of migration or bein...

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This study investigates how and to what extent the new bilingual education policy in Taiwan has been implemented. Data will be collected through policy documents, interviews and questionnaires, and analyzed with the language-in-education policy framework proposed by Kaplan & Baldauf, Jr. (2003).

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This presentation contributes to the South-North dialogue on languaging, (im)mobilities, and colonial constructs through an exploration of how East African women of refugee-backgrounds strategically play with language ideology to assume identities and create spaces of increased mobility.

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In research, involvement of relevant agents (healthcare educators, students, interpreters, patients, doctors/nurses) in all phases, from planning to implementation, is desirable and required. In this presentation, we focus on the involvement of healthcare educators in a research project on interpret...

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Language teacher cognition research has been of interest for the last two decades. However, few studies have explored how cognition is constructed in interaction. This presentation provides an in-depth analysis of Chinese EFL teachers cognition-in-interaction about language, explaining how language ...

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This study adopts a discourse analysis-based approach to investigate streamers' and viewers' metalanguage encompassing evaluation of language use, including one's own, in Taiwan's live-streaming programs. 

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This presentation explores an affective practice approach (Wetherell, 2012) to analyse language portraits (Busch, 2018). This approach can be useful to theorise the lived experience of language of multilingual children at school and contribute to wider discussions on language teaching and (in)equali...

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On the basis of a two-year longitudinal study, the present paper explores code-mixing processes in naturally occurring Virtual English as a Lingua Franca (VELF) exchanges on a private Facebook group. It is suggested that code-mixing may be triggered either by the VELF users' L1s or the habitat facto...

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This ethnographic case study describes efforts by children and adults to hide or acknowledge Indigenous languages in the context of dual language immersion schooling. I explore how Indigenous multilingual children from Guatemala and Mexico navigate linguistic and ideological constraints in a Spanish...

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Teachers’ beliefs about the place of non-dominant languages in education impacts on whether children’s complete linguistic repertoires are welcomed or inhibited in school contexts. This talk will discuss the themes and contradictions which emerged from c.50 semi-structured teacher interviews in ...

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A new wave of interest in immersion education is currently sweeping Europe, responding to gaps in the EFL market for experiential learning “packages”. No longer simply a practice of affluent Spanish families, these new, highly customizable immersion experiences (re)create social inequality, whic...

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This case study aims at exploring how teachers conceptualize integration in CLIL and understand their role as content and language facilitators in schools in the Basque Autonomous Community (Spain). It describes classroom realities while analyzing the needs for specific teacher training programs.

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Native-speaking editors’ changes to a corpus of about 22000 words of English academic writing by Saudi emerging scholars were analyzed. More than one third of the revisions made were found to be restating grammatically correct sentences. Meaning enhancement and meaning modification were the most r...

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This presentation will give the results of a study conducted in an EFL class for congenitally blind students in Japan. This study focused on how these students achieved socio-cognitive alignment. In particular, this presentation will emphasize the ways that alignment can be understood as an inter-co...

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The presentation presents findings from a comparative analysis of xenophobic and islamophobic discourse in large scale language Twitter and newspaper corpora. The data investigated cover the years 2018 and 2019 (the aftermath of the 2015/16 'refugee and migrant crisis') and represent current languag...

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Employing concepts of complexity dynamic systems theory, this study examines phrases that instructors initially use and that students later appropriate for their own purposes in different contexts. These phrases, over time, become shared codes among students and instructors for accomplishing relatio...

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Ideologies of linguistic purism frequently result in teaching prestige language varieties. The present study examines the use of derogatory terms for Chicano language varieties in two community corpora. I argue that the development of community corpora can be used to develop critical language awaren...

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This research project addresses how Korean language teachers shape and reshape their beliefs about technology and assess their actual uses of technology in classrooms while participating in a teacher research project.

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The presentation addresses Finnish second language immersion students’ use of their languages in informal spaces and is based on photographs taken by the students and on individual photo-elicitation interviews. The results showed that the majority-background immersion students’ lived a life usin...

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Expertise is a deciding factor with regard to creating identities in video-mediated food discourse. I analyze the negotiation of expert identities in intercultural Skype conversations and find that two types of expert identities are negotiated: culinary and cultural experts. My results illustrate th...

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This study presents an intervention reframing teaching language analysis skills (lexicon, inflection, grammar, pronunciation, discourse) within a “language as hospitality” framework (Smith & Carvill, 2000). Teacher trainees connected key analytical skills to their desire to extend linguistic...

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This session aims to show how difficult can be for return migrants to access job opportunities as English teachers, as they face barriers such as discrimination, otherization and exclusion. We provide an argument for recruiting more return migrants as a manner to provide educational and job opportun...

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This project addresses the use of the first (or school) language in bilingual science teaching in primary school and attempts to shed light on “effective” lesson practices in order to foster dual-subject literacy.

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This study analyses one specific form of display questions (“Was heißt x/What does x mean?”) as a contingent resource in non-topic-initial positions in L2 German classroom interaction. Using conversation analysis to closely examine video-recordings in oral communication classes, we provide theo...

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This paper looks into the complexity of claiming professional roles and shows how employees use linguistic ‘competence’ to claim situated positions of power. We draw on data from a multilingual kitchen and close the paper by proposing a model for the study of multilingualism in the workplace.

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