{Abstract Accepted} For Special Issue of LAIC

As led by Lantern Associate Eva Polymenakou, I am delighted to report the news today of the acceptance of the following abstract for an article in the IALIC 20th anniversary issue of Language and Intercultural Communication (LAIC) journal due out in spring 2022: “A praxis of ‘synclusion’: Challenging ethnocentric understandings of social inclusion” Eva Polymenakou and Richard Fay

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{ARTICLE} By Ale Armellini (former colleague and MA alumnus)

Beliefs and engagement in an institution-wide pedagogic shift Virgínia Teixeira Antunes, Alejandro Armellini, & Robert Howe Teaching in Higher Education DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13562517.2021.1881773 ABSTRACT This study addresses the attitudes of academic staff towards a large-scale pedagogic shift to Active Blended Learning (ABL). Beliefs about the shift and how it is translated into practice are explored. Four main categories are derived: ‘Active Innovators’ who believe […]

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{Seminar} Intercultural Musicking

15 April 4.30-6.00pm (UK time) Intercultural Musicking: Ensemble Performance, (Inter)Cultural Encounters, and Personal/Professional Transformations This session features members of our Intercultural Musicking core research area. Professor Caroline Bithell, Dr Robert Szymanek, Dr Richard Fay and Dan Mawson will offer short, complementary research papers exploring intercultural music-making, followed by invited responses and discussion. The department’s gamelan and klezmer ensembles (led by […]

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{Newsletter Article} Intercultural Zoomery in a time of Covid-19

Link Sylvester, K., Fay, R., Dawson, S., & Huang, Z. M. (January 2021). Intercultural Zoomery in a time of COVID-19. In TESOL ICIS Newsletter (special issue on intercultural learning online) The Manchester Institute of Education (at The University of Manchester, UK) welcomes several hundred new Masters-level students each year. The MA programmes they join are unfamiliar academic cultures which they need to become acclimated to if […]

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{Article accepted} Communication about well-being and distress: Epistemic and ethical considerations

One direction in which the AHRC-funded Researching Multilingually projects took me (and others) was the exploration of ‘the languaging of wellbeing and distress’, a meeting point between clinical psychology and applied linguistics, interdisciplinary work led by Ross White now at Liverpool University. Interdisciplinary work, especially as it is transformed from multi-disciplinary work, is not easy in my experience, and this […]

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{Conceptualising} Intercultural Personhood

Introduction (by Zhuo ‘Min’ Huang) The concept Intercultural personhood was first coined by Kim (2008, 2015) in her work of the globalised way of being. I have adopted the concept and further expanded it in my doctoral study (Huang, 2019) and in my on-going work (e.g. Huang, 2020) about ‘intercultural personhood: an non-essentialist conception of individuals for intercultural research‘). My […]

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Newsletter #10 (January 2021)

A (belated) Happy New Year to everyone – may it end more kindly than it began. Things to look forward to this year include: a steady stream of researchers moving, at slightly different speeds, towards the finish line (e.g. Ivy, Felix, Sue, Helen, and Huran) a new series of LANTERN alumni/associate talks (see below) further work developing the idea of […]

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{CONCEPTUALISING} Interthinking and the Value of Collaboration

Although the Researching Multilingually at Borders project ended back in 2017, the work from it continues to inform my work with colleagues (e.g. Jane Andrews) both in terms of: content (e.g. the value of a translingual researcher mindset, and modality (e.g. the value placed on collaboration, especially interdisciplinary, interpractitionary, intercultural, and multilingual collaboration). This blog posting is mainly concerned with […]

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{CONCEPTUALISING} Intercultural Musicking … appropriate versus appropriative methodology

As many of you will know, for the last decade I have been teaching World Music Ensemble Performance (klezmer) – WMEP-klezmer for short – in our Music Department. I have a musical self (website) in addition to my TESOL and Intercultural Communication/Education academic roles. WMEP-klezmer is an area of my professional practice that has its conceptual underpinnings and its research […]

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{NEW BOOK} Byram’s ICC revisited

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence: Revisited Michael Byram ISBN: 9781800410237 Published: 8th Dec 2020 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Availability: Available (recent release) Price: £21.95 This revised edition of Michael Byram’s classic 1997 book updates the text in light of both recent research and critiques and commentaries on the 1st edition. Beginning from the premise that foreign and second language teaching […]

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{Call for Chapters} “Ethical deliberations in multilingual education: Power relations in learning communities.

Link Call for chapter proposals for the edited volume, “Ethical deliberations in multilingual education: Power relations in learning communities.” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVx9YoHGMjmq4JAiwA6bV3ot_LnCsvYgNNysFsrJxfs/edit?usp=sharing CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  Proposal Abstract Submission Deadline: January  30, 2021 Ethical deliberations in multilingual education:  Power relations in learning communities  Editors Theresa Austin,University of Massachusetts, Amherst Hatice Çelebi,University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Introduction The teaching of world languages across national […]

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{JOB} UEA Research Associate (English/Chinese speaking)

LINK https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?vacancyRef=RA1804 FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING   Research Associate (Part-time 0.5fte, Fixed Term)  Ref: RA1804   £26,715 to £32,817 per annum, Pro rata    UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to undertake research in collaboration […]

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{CfP} International Student Journeys

Please share this widely with current and past international students – thanks so much! Darla Deardorff, Duke University Do you know an international student with a story to share? Share this opportunity with them. Developing Intercultural Competence: International Students’ Journeys Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith & Darla K. Deardorff. Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility book series [Krishna Bista and Chris R. […]

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