By word of mouse: the discourse of language learning and teaching online
Prof Marie-Noelle Lamy
This event took place on 9th December 2008
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
In this lecture Professor Lamy will study the ways that language learning and teaching are talked about in public debates and spaces. She will present examples of discourse about languages that she has collected from the arts, the media and the press, in order to detect some of the less visible emotions and aspirations that society associates with the notion of "learning another language". Examining some of the highly polarized public judgements that have accompanied the spectacular development of the Internet for language learning, she will ask whether and to what extent language professionals are paying attention to learner voices.
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