A New Representation of Chinese Learners (Innbundet)

Experiences of Chinese Learners of English in Tertiary Sino-Australian Programs in China

Serie: Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education 13


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 138
Forlag: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Språk: Engelsk
Serienummer: 13
ISBN/EAN: 9789811621512
Omtale A New Representation of Chinese Learners
This book examines Chinese tertiary students' experiences of learning English in Sino-Australian programs in China. Using an institutional ethnography, the book examines one well-established Sino-Australian program based at a Chinese university. The book explores the ways that participant students used the Chinese words, tropes and their meanings to describe their English learning experiences with both local Chinese and foreign English teachers. This book introduces an innovative theoretical framework, "representation theory with a multilingual perspective", to analyse how Chinese students' everyday experiences are constructed and mediated through language, discourse and identity. This framework also highlights graphic examples of how concepts are created in both Chinese and English, and thus serves as a powerful tool for deconstructing dichotomies between China and the West. The aim of this book is, then, two-fold: to show how a novel theoretical lens can help us to develop more nuanced understandings of Chinese students, and to propose a new methodological and theoretical framework through which one can challenge the monolingual subjectivity and parochial views of both Chinese and Western conceptions.

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