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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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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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Based on the Exploratory Practice principles, I seek to understand why I was so happy teaching at Nexus, a Brazilian public school. My students’ written responses helped me understand, among other aspects, that I trust my students’ perceptions of me and of our relationship based on love, affecti...

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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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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 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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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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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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