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Language in the academy : cultural reflexivity and intercultural dynamics

Author: Joan Turner
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2011.
Series: Languages for intercultural communication and education, 20.
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This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural encounters, the book highlights the range of interpretative possibilities available for understanding these encounters, and suggests the role that the reality of the contemporary intercultural dynamic between  Read more...
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Turner, Joan, 1951-
Language in the academy.
Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041288
(OCoLC)653087321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Turner
ISBN: 9781847693235 1847693237
OCLC Number: 701053879
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages).
Contents: Chapter 1 General Overview; Chapter 2 Language, Language Pedagogies and Intercultural Communication in Contemporary Higher Education; Chapter 3 Language in the Academy: The Discourse of Remediation; Chapter 4 Languaging in the Academy: Language as Dynamic Practice; Chapter 5 Occidentalist Inscription: TheHistorical Construction of Contemporary Representations of Language in the Academy; Chapter 6 Disciplining Language: Rhetorical Values and the Regulation of Academic Writing; Chapter 7 Power/Knowledge and the Construction of Rhetorical Subjects. Chapter 8 Subject to Confucian Rhetorical CultureChapter 9 The Power/Knowledge Effects of the Socratic Dialogue; Chapter 10 Socratic Subjects: The Western Tutor as Midwife; Chapter 11 Resisting the Tao of Talk: Verbalisation in Intercultural Context; Chapter 12 The Way of Learning: The Spatial Relations of Learning and Teaching in the Confucian/Taoist Tradition; Chapter 13 The Discursive Dance of theIntercultural; Chapter 14 The Critical Rhetoric of Being Critical; References.
Series Title: Languages for intercultural communication and education, 20.
Responsibility: Joan Turner.

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