Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Responding to New Global Realities - Liudmila Klimanova

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Responding to New Global Realities - Liudmila Klimanova

Language Learning Hashtags on TikTok in Chinese, Italian, and Russian

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Responding to New Global Realities - Liudmila Klimanova

Boris Vazquez-Calvo [+-]
University of Málaga
Boris Vazquez-Calvo is an assistant professor at the Department of Language Education at the School of Education at the University of Málaga, Spain, where he teaches foreign language education to pre-service teachers of English. His research interests include formal and informal language learning, technology- mediated language learning, digital discourse and new literacies, and fandom communities. His most recent publications appear in CALL, ReCALL, Language Learning & Technology or Educational Technology & Society.
Liudmila Shafirova [+-]
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Liudmila Shafirova is a postdoctoral researcher at the research center CIDTFF, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her research interests include informal language learning (Russian, English), multilingual computer-mediated interactions and multiliteracies. Her recent publications on informal language learning appear in journals such as Language Learning & Technology, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction and Language and Intercultural Communication.
Leticia-Tian Zhang [+-]
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Leticia-Tian Zhang is a lecturer at the Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, where she teaches Spanish. She is interested in digital discourse, especially novel genres such as danmu commenting and vlogging, and language learning in the fandom. Her recent publications appear in Discourse Studies, Multilingua, and Comunicar.


This volume focuses on a range of topics and studies that address the notion of plurilingualism and multilingual identity in computer-mediated language learning (CALL) spaces. Interest in digital multilingual identity in the fields of applied linguistics and language education has been growing exponentially in recent years. New theoretical assumptions and recent global challenges have urged researchers to problematize the traditional notion of virtual identity in the face of increased virtual connectedness and the hybridization of transcultural and translingual practices. The chapters in this collection contribute to this fast-growing body of interdisciplinary research, featuring conceptual papers and research studies of identity performance and multilingual communication in highly complexified digitally mediated social platforms. The volume seeks to (a) contextualize digital multilingual communication as it pertains to language learning and teaching via a historical and conceptual overview of the multilingual movement in technologically mediated SLA; (b) offer in-depth explorations of multilingual practices and digital affordances that affect language learner identities beyond the classroom context, (c) fill the research void by exploring empirically the critical aspects of multilingual identity deployment in digital contexts where language learners actively participate in translingual and plurilingual practices, and (d) illustrate new ways of evaluating and adapting teaching practices to accommodate multilingual subjects, and reflect the increasingly hyperlingual nature of digital communication.

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Vazquez-Calvo, Boris ; Shafirova, Liudmila ; Zhang, Leticia-Tian . Language Learning Hashtags on TikTok in Chinese, Italian, and Russian. Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Responding to New Global Realities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 104-134 May 2022. ISBN 9781800500792. Date accessed: 12 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43411. May 2022

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