In this course we will read a wide range of texts from Anglo-Saxon England in order to explore both the writings and the intellectual world of the Angelcynn a. We will consider the role of writing itself as a new technology in Englandand discuss how that new technology changed both history and culture. We will ask ourselves what such object s reveal about the culture that created them and think through the relationship between visual images and written text.
They will all have in common a concern with the relationship between language and culture, and the development of intercultural communicative competence. There will also be books which deal directly with pedagogy, with the relationships between language learning and cultural learning, between processes inside the classroom and beyond.
Other Books in the Series Audible Difference: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education: English language—Study and teaching—Foreign speakers.
No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Typeset by Archetype-IT Ltd http: The problem of an international language is a problem of remorse. When we seek such a language, we are seeking, indeed, not what will be new, but what we lost.
I am grateful to all the inspirational colleagues and students from my time living and teaching in Italy, Britain, Russia and Brazil, and to those I met elsewhere at seminars usually organised by Nick Wadham-Smith of the British Council. A smaller number of scholars, colleagues and friends substantially influenced the final outcome: I am also grateful to the Department of English Language at the University of Glasgow for sparing me for an academic session, so that I could write the first full draft of the manuscript.
Christian Kay, Alan Pulverness and Mike Byram generously read versions of the work in progress and made constructive comments. Alison Phipps spurred me to get the job done. Throughout, Augusta Alves has been a constant source of ideas, support and love — to her this work is dedicated.
The errors that remain are, obviously, my own responsibility. Although some learners acquire another language for quite specific and limited purposes, increasingly we adapt our language and learn new ones under the pressures of migration and out of the need to reach a settlement with new contexts of communication.
These new contexts are not simply contexts for language use but structured instances of a culture at work in all its richness and density. How language works, how we make sense in language, how we mean things to each other — all take place within specific contexts.
And in these contexts, cultures are in play as habitual patterns of interaction, routine forms of social practice, recurrent uses of symbol, sedimented frameworks of value and belief. As a dense backdrop, culture is implicated in every instance of language in use. But if culture is a constant backdrop to the everyday use of language, how is it best to equip the learner with cultural knowledge?
For while any language as a code is finite, cultures are boundless and it is difficult to anticipate what features of context will be significant for communication. The approach adopted by this book is to equip the learner with ways of analysing and interpreting culture.
Fundamentally it provides the learner with methodologies for exploring cultural difference enabling them to explore their own culture as well as the target culture.
For if we are to bridge the gap between our cultural origins and our destinations we need ways of observing, interpreting, and understanding the cultures we encounter and the differences between them and our own. Culture is at play in forms of politeness, in culinary practice, in popular song, in fashion and in the many ways we symbolise our distance from or our solidarity with others.
But if culture is ordinary, it is also — like language itself — in flux. Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen x Intercultural Approaches to ELT global patterns of communication threaten to erode cultural differences in the long term; at the same time, however, those very cultural differences become more palpable, come to symbolise the resistance of the local to the global and take on new vitality as a result.
In settled societies this whole way of life could be invisible: But, as change accelerates, as societies fragment and cultures divide, culture itself and degrees of cultural difference become more visible.
A central thesis of this important book is that we need to re-consider a long-established goal of language teaching. An understandable aspiration of language teachers was to inculcate a native-speaker like linguistic competence in the target language.
This book offers a different picture of learning language as an open-ended and continuing process in which we move from one set of linguistic and cultural contexts into others, each of which demands new efforts of translation and interpretation. The language learner moving between cultures is an intercultural learner and hence, as this book argues and exemplifies in rich detail, needs an intercultural approach to language teaching.
The approach offered in these pages promises to enrich the learning of a language; in addition, however, it promises to alert learners to the operation of cultural difference by providing techniques for comparing one culture with another, ultimately enabling the learner better to negotiate the distance between their own and another culture.This course explores American life in the last six decades through an analysis of our central medium: television.
Don DeLillo, Donald Barthelme, William S. Burroughs, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Ana Castillo, and and also important algorithmic techniques including greedy and dynamic programming.
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Toni Morrison: the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, her novels include The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved.
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