Visualising Multilingual Lives: More Than Words

Visualising Multilingual Lives: More Than Words

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ISBN-13: 9781788922623
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Series: Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Paula Kalaja is Professor Emerita in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests lie in visual methodologies and foreign language learning and teaching, with a particular interest in beliefs, motivation and identities. She has published widely in the field and is co-author (with Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro and Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty) of Beliefs, Agency and Identity in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Palgrave, 2016).

Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer is Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She is also a member of CIDTFF (Research Centre ‘Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers’) at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her research interests include plurilingual and intercultural (online) interaction, pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures, and heritage language education.


Paula Kalaja is Professor Emerita in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests lie in visual methodologies and foreign language learning and teaching, with a particular interest in beliefs, motivation and identities. She has published widely in the field and is co-author (with Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro and Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty) of Beliefs, Agency and Identity in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Palgrave, 2016).

Table of Contents

Introduction. Paula Kalaja and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer

Part I - The Multilingual Self

Chapter 1. Alice Chik: Becoming and Being Multilingual in Australia

Chapter 2. Nayr Ibrahim: Children’s Multimodal Visual Narratives as Possible Sites of Identity Performance 

Chapter 3. Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer and Alexandra Schmidt: Integration as Portrayed in Visual Narratives by Young Refugees in Germany

Chapter 4. Muriel Molinié: From the Migration Experience to its Visual Narration in International Mobility

Part II - The Multilingual Learner

Chapter 5. Kristiina Skinnari: Looking but not Seeing: The Hazards of a Teacher-Researcher Interpreting Self-portraits of Adolescent English Learners

Chapter 6. Liss Kerstin Sylvén: Looking at Language through a Camera Lens

Chapter 7. So-Yeon Ahn: Using Multimodal Analysis to Explore Language Learner Identity Construction 

Chapter 8. Vera Lúcia Menezes de Oliveira e Paiva and Ronaldo Correa Gomes Junior: Multimodal Language Learning Histories: Images Telling Stories

Chapter 9. Tae Umino and Phil Benson: Study-abroad in Pictures: Photographs as Data in Life-story Research

Part III - Multilingual Teacher Education

Chapter 10. Ana Carolina de Laurentiis Brandão: Imagining L2 Teaching in Brazil: What Stories do Student Teachers Draw?

Chapter 11. Ana Sofia Pinho: Plurilingual Education and the Identity Development of Pre-service English Language Teachers: An Illustrative Example

Chapter 12. Mireia Pérez-Peitx, Isabel Civera and Juli Palou: Awareness of Plurilingual Competence in Teacher Education

Chapter 13. Katja Mäntylä and Paula Kalaja: “The Class of my Dreams” as Envisioned by Student Teachers of English: What is there to Teach about the Language?

Conclusion. Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer and Paula Kalaja: Lessons Learnt With and Through Visual Narratives of Multilingualism as Lived, and a Research Agenda

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