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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Julie  Byrd Clark
Institution: University of Western Ontario
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Homepage: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/About_OISE/Spotlight.html
State and/or Country: ONtario
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Language Pedagogy, Discourses of Identity, Language, and Citizenship
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Gallo-Italian
Selected Publications: Byrd Clark, J. (2008). So, why do you want to teach French? Representations of multilingualism and language investment through a reflexive critical sociolinguistic ethnography. Education and Ethnography 3(1) pp 1-16. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Byrd Clark, J. (2007). Discourse encounters through school experiences: the notion of Italianità meets the construction of la francité in M. Mantero (Ed.) Identity and Second Language Learning: Culture, Inquiry, and Dialogic Activity in Educational Contexts (pp. 93-117). New York: Information Age Publishing.

Farmer, Diane, Nathalie Bélanger, Julie Byrd Clark, Anne-Marie Caron-Réaume et Kehra Taleb (2005). Le métier d’élève dans la classe à niveaux multiples: regards d’élèves dans une école de langue française en milieu minoritaire. Actes de la Conférence internationale sur la recherche en éducation en milieu minoritaire de langue française. Université d’Ottawa, 20 au 22 avril.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity
 Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity
Courses Taught: FR 1101: French as a Second Language for Teacher Education Candidates

LIN 380: Second Language Theoretical Issues (Advanced level linguistics course)

Linguistic Minority Issues (Graduate level)
Second Language Curriculum Development (Graduate level)
Discourse Analysis (Graduate level)
Academic Paper Abstract: So Why Do You Want to Teach French? Representations of multilingualism and language investment through a reflexive critical sociolinguistic ethnography

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