LINGUIST List 33.173

Wed Jan 19 2022

Books: Languaging Myths and Realities: Zhang-Wu

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Date: 06-Dec-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Languaging Myths and Realities: Zhang-Wu
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Title: Languaging Myths and Realities
Subtitle: Journeys of Chinese International Students
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781788926195

Author: Qianqian Zhang-Wu
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788926898 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788926898 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 119.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788926195 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788926195 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 39.95
Abstract:

Higher education institutions in Anglophone countries often rely on standardized English language proficiency exams to assess the linguistic capabilities of their multilingual international students. However, there is often a mismatch between these scores and the initial experiences of international students in both academic and social contexts. Drawing on a digital ethnography of Chinese international students’ first semester languaging practices, this book examines their challenges, needs and successes on their initial languaging journeys in higher education. It analyzes how they use their rich multilingual and multi-modal communicative repertories to facilitate languaging across contexts, in order to suggest how university support systems might better serve the needs of multilingual international students.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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