Language in the Academy Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-01
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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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. It examines the norms of academic writing in the context of wider cultural practices and power relations, and suggests the transformative potential of the intercultural dynamic in the contemporary academy.

Author Biography

Joan Turner is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Language and Academic Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked extensively with international students as they familiarise themselves with the demands of UK academic culture, as well as with home students getting to grips with academic writing. Her research interrogates the context of operation for this work. She has published in the fields of Academic Literacies, Conceptual Metaphor, Cross-cultural pragmatics, English for Academic Purposes, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, and Writing Research.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Introductory Overview

Chapter Two Language, Language Pedagogies, and Intercultural Communication in Contemporary Higher Education

Chapter Three Language in the Academy: The Discourse of Remediation

Chapter Four Languaging in the Academy: Language as Dynamic Practice

Chapter Five Occidentalist Inscription: The Historical Construction of Contemporary Representations of Language in the Academy

Chapter Six Disciplining Language: Rhetorical Values and the Regulation of Academic Writing

Chapter Seven Power/Knowledge and the Construction of Rhetorical Subjects

Chapter Eight Subject to Confucian Rhetorical Culture

Chapter Nine The Power/Knowledge Effects of the Socratic Dialogue

Chapter Ten Socratic Subjects: The Western Tutor as Midwife

Chapter Eleven Resisting the Tao of Talk: Verbalisation in Intercultural Context

Chapter Twelve The Way of Learning: The Spatial Relations of Learning and Teaching in the Confucian/Taoist Tradition

Chapter Thirteen The Discursive Dance of the Intercultural

Chapter Fourteen The Critical Rhetoric of Being Critical

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