Bilingual creativity: a definition

Bilingual creativity: a definition

The notion of ‘bilingual creativity’, defined by Kachru (1985: 20) as “those creative linguistic processes which are the result of competence in two or more languages” Kachru, Braj B. (1985) The bilinguals’ creativity. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 6, 20–33.

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Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage

Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage

Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication, January 1, 2014 Chapter Four Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage   Surmont, Jill, Van de Craen, Piet, Struys, Esli, Somers, Thomas, Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication   In this paper, the authors show that evaluating a CLIL student should not stop at evaluating language competence. CLIL approaches the natural way of learning, as it provides both implicit and explicit learning – which is…

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Challenges to multilingual language teaching Towards a transnational approach

Challenges to multilingual language teaching Towards a transnational approach

Michael Kelly Abstract This article examines issues involved in developing a multilingual approach to language teaching within higher education. It discusses the concepts of multilingualism and plurilingualism that are currently used, and the ways in which they are reflected in practice. It suggests that multilingual approaches must address a largely monolingual ethos in language teaching, based on long-established pedagogical priorities. It examines difficulties in developing multicultural professional identities, arising from communities of practice that are…

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Critical Studies of Chinese Discourse

Critical Studies of Chinese Discourse

Hailong Tian (Principal investigator) Funded by China’s National Social Sciences Grant (03BYY024), completed in Sep. 2008 with grade B In an age of globalization, China is experiencing social changes —- while it is developing, it is glocalizing and recontextualizing. As a result, new social entities have kept emerging and new discourses that constitute and represent these changes also keep emerging. For example, new ways of managing in institutional organizations such as higher education, new social…

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Language in Late Capitalism Pride and Profit by Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller

Language in Late Capitalism Pride and Profit by Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller

First published 2012 by Routledge Contents List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1 Pride and Profit: Changing Discourses of Language, Capital and Nation-State MONICA HELLER AND ALEXANDRE DUCHÊNE 2 Sociolinguistic Regimes and the Practices as Terrain of Struggle in a Swiss Football Stadium SUSAN GAL 3 Commodification of Pride and Resistance to Profit: Language Practices as Terrain of Struggle in a Swiss Football Stadium ALFONSO DEL PERCIO AND ALEXANDRE DUCHÊNE 4 “Total Quality Language Revival” JACQUELINE…

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Commodification of Foreign Languages in the Educational Space of Modern Russia

Commodification of Foreign Languages in the Educational Space of Modern Russia

Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 11 (2015 8) 2596-2605 Veronica A. Razumovskaya Siberian Federal University The main purpose of the article is to show in diachronic and synchronic aspects foreign languages teaching and learning within the educational space of Russia. A special attention is paid to English as a foreign language (EFL), the presence of which in different educational paradigms is concerned under the concept of globanglization and commodification of educational…

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Arabicization of Business Terms from Terminology Planning Perspective

Arabicization of Business Terms from Terminology Planning Perspective

International Journal of English Linguistics; Vol. 6, No. 1; 2016 ISSN 1923-869X E-ISSN 1923-8703 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education Fawwaz Al-Abed Al-Haq & Sarah A. Al-Essa 1 Tafila Technical University, Tafila, Jordan 2 English Language and Literature Department , The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan doi:10.5539/ijel.v6n1p150 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijel.v6n1p150 Abstract The main purpose of this study was to measure the extent of acceptability of Arabicized business terms. The present study investigated the attitudes of…

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Language as a Resource: an African Perspective. The Concept of Language as a Resource

Language as a Resource: an African Perspective. The Concept of Language as a Resource

Ambrose, M, J Read & V Webb (Compilers). 1998. Workshop papers: The role of the African Languages in democratic South Africa. 5-6 Mar 1998. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, CentRePoL Language as a Resource: an African Perspective Prof Ayo Bamgbose (University of Ibadan, Nigeria & University of Leipzig, Germany)) Language is a powerful symbol in society, but its potential is not fully recognised. For example, outside the context of a national language, which is supposed to…

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SFL in Japanese: Online study group

SFL in Japanese: Online study group

Invitation from Online study group in Japanese: Dear all In March we launched an online study group for discussing SFL in Japanese with a number of colleagues across the world. We now prepare for the next meeting in 19th June, and would like to take this opportunity to invite more people to join in. Our aims are to get together, to  share knowledge and questions in a collaborative collegial setting, to learn from each other…

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Narrative Elements that are Specific to Spanish and English

Narrative Elements that are Specific to Spanish and English

In his cross comparison of the traditional American “sharing time” with the Spanish equivalent “La Ronda,” Poveda (2002) identified narrative elements that were both shared and culturally specific. Existence, organization, and content of each session were similar. That is to say that both cultures valued having the sharing time as part of their curriculum, structured the experience similarly, and covered similar topics. However, the goals of the sessions were different. Oral narratives of Spanish children had…

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