Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (UniSA)

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Making sense of being between languages and cultures: a performance narrative inquiry approach

This paper explores how French native speakers experience moving between languages and cultures internationally for work purposes. Examining the narratives of professionals who have relocated to Australia from France using performance narrative inquiry methods, I argue that bilingual speakers strategically draw on multiple linguistic and...
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From language classroom to clinical context: the role of language and culture in communication for nurses using English as a second language

Abstract Background This study explores the experiences of internationally educated nurses using English as a second language, recruited by advanced economies to supplement diminishing local workforces, as they progress from language learning programs to clinical settings. Objective Understanding the journey these nurses experience as language...
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Reconceptualizing the nature of goals and outcomes in language/s education

Transformations associated with the increasing speed, scale, and complexity of mobilities, together with the information technology revolution, have changed the demography of most countries of the world and brought about accompanying social, cultural, and economic shifts (Heugh, 2013). This complex diversity has changed the very...
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Reconceptualising learning in transdisciplinary languages education

Understanding and working with the complexity of second language learning and use in an intercultural orientation necessitates a re-examination of the different theories of learning that inform the different schools of second language acquisition (SLA). This re-examination takes place in a context where explicitly conceptualizing...
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Reconceptualising translation as intercultural mediation: a renewed place in language learning

Since the 1970s translation has been discredited in languages teaching and learning. Nevertheless, it can be seen as a natural phenomenon in many domains of contemporary, globalised life. Furthermore, learners themselves have not ceased to use translation as a strategy in the process of language...