Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Re-establishing Multilingual Identities through Telecollaborative Experience

Identity, Multilingualism and CALL - Liudmila Klimanova

Se Jeong Yang [+-]
The Ohio State University
Se Jeong Yang is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Her research interests lie in the areas of Applied Linguistics, CALL, telecollaboration, and learner identity. Her work on eTandem learning aspires to promote the development of L2 skills and intercultural knowledge.


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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Yang, Se Jeong. Re-establishing Multilingual Identities through Telecollaborative Experience. Identity, Multilingualism and CALL. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2022. ISBN 9781800500792. Date accessed: 01 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43420. May 2022

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