Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Multilingualism in a Box? Affordances for identity work in non-CMC CALL

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Judith Buendgens-Kosten [+-]
Goethe University Frankfurt
Judith Buendgens-Kosten is a postdoctoral researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt. They hold an MA in Online and Distance Education from the Open University, UK, and a doctorate degree in English Linguistics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Their research interests encompass multilingual computer-assisted language learning and inclusive education in the EFL classroom.

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Design is never neutral. Language learning products reflect assumptions about their users and about which characteristics of these users are relevant for the user experience. At the same time, they encode assumptions about (legitimate and/or desirable) language, language competence and language use. In this chapter, I employ Dörnyei’s L2 Motivational Self System as a lens to look at three non-CMC language learning products with a multilingual theme or a multilingual component: Romanica, Duolingo, and MElang-E. I discuss design decisions made in the creation of these products, and how these interact with and potentially impact (multilingual) learner identity, especially Ideal L2 Selfs and Ought-to L2 Selves.

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Buendgens-Kosten, Judith. Multilingualism in a Box? Affordances for identity work in non-CMC CALL. Identity, Multilingualism and CALL. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2022. ISBN 9781800500792. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43412. Date accessed: 01 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43412. May 2022

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