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Keystroke logging methods offer important insights to writing processes and writing behaviours. This talk reports on results from keystroke-based studies of university student writing which captures some of the features of their writing processes and outlines an agenda for future work on student dig...

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This study investigates if and how xenophobia is found in the discourse of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, on the national radio station during 'the migrant crisis' in Europe through Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) and the application of van Dijk's (1993) sociocognitive approach...

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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 paper reports a qualitative case study featuring classroom observation-interview cycles investigating how and why Frank, an experienced English for Academic Purposes teacher at a UK university, used his TESOL textbook. Frank struggled to adapt the book to make it fit for purpose.

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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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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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A key factor in research on teachers’ beliefs is their influence on their practices. In this talk, we discuss some of the factors that affect this relationship and address how language teacher educators can help beginning teachers to enact their conceptualizations of language.

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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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This paper explores a digital literacy practice in the borderland between formal education and leisure where an adult L2 learner and his teacher write text messages to each other. In focus are the participants’ purposes of participating and the discoursal construction of identities that takes plac...

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In collaboration with students and teachers in three different language classrooms, this case study investigated the choice of a second foreign language in Swedish elementary school. The study explored students’ beliefs related to language learning, learning practices and language assessment at an...

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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 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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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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This paper discusses one factor - intergenerational ties and its role in successful family language policy. The two Vietnamese families discussed in this paper are two distinctive examples of successful versus unsuccessful family language policy in Melbourne settings. Among the different data collec...

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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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An educational project on writing processes in Italian English and German at the final stage of two primary school classes (fifth grade) in South Tyrol (Italy), should lead to the growth of plurilingual competences. Moving from socio-cultural, interactionist and meta-cognitive perspectives proper di...

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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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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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This study reports on a meta-puzzling process of Exploratory Practice (EP) focusing on puzzles. In this case study, undergraduate students explored their own puzzles framed with ‘Why’, ‘How’ and ‘What’ and they compared, in collaboration with their teacher, the three forms of puzzles in ...

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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 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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