Zooming In published

This book explores the influence of culture and cognition on translation and communication and brings together revised versions of papers delivered at the First International TransLingua Conference, organized in 2015 by the Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics and the Department of English at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The volume investigates various … Continue reading

Uncovering English-Medium Instruction published

« A timely and well-balanced critical analysis of the pressures and opportunities of initiating EMI in the higher education system. This country-wide study highlights why educational practice and innovation under internationalization need customizing to the local context.. » (Robert Wilkinson) « A highly enlightening book, which will be of great value to both experienced researchers … Continue reading

2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics – deadline 30 September

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Linguistics for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Proposals for the … Continue reading

2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Linguistics for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Proposals for the … Continue reading

‘A nice addition to the linguistic studies of the Beijing Olympics’: Review of Mei Yang’s Carrying a Torch on Linguist List

Mei Yang’s Carrying a Torch: The Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in the British and Chinese Media, the second volume in Peter Lang Oxford’s New Approaches to Applied Linguistics series, has been reviewed on LINGUIST List. Please see the review here. The Olympic torch relay held before the 2008 Games was the moment when East met … Continue reading

New publication: Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages, their cultural conceptualisations and discourses and the mind and body of the learner results in the subjective construction of individual positionings located «in between» … Continue reading

New publication: Higher Education and Second Language Learning

This volume explores the challenges involved in facilitating student learning of second languages at university level. Easy access to information and communication technologies inside and outside the classroom, alongside an increasing tendency for students to play an active role in shaping their own learning, are having a significant impact on second language learning and teaching … Continue reading

New publication: Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture

‘Internationalisation’ is a key issue impacting on higher education today, but what is actually meant by this term and how does it relate to the notion of ‘global citizenship’, which also features prominently on the higher education agenda? How does the promotion of foreign language learning and intercultural communication help inform the pursuit of internationalisation? … Continue reading

Series editor Vera Regan on changing language use

Professor Vera Regan of University College Dublin, editor of the new series Language, Migration and Identity, gave a fascinating talk about changing language use at the TEDx Dublin event held on 14 September. The TEDx Innovations blog now features a video of Vera’s talk: please click here to watch it.   Language, Migration and Identity … Continue reading

New publication: Investigating Hong Kong English

The status of Hong Kong English has been an increasing concern among the local population. Despite prolific research into attitudes towards language variation within the field of sociolinguistics in general, very few studies have focused on the Hong Kong context. Previous research has demonstrated that native English speakers tend to evaluate Standard English varieties highly … Continue reading

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