Language in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics by Joan TurnerLanguage in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics by Joan Turner

Language in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics

byJoan Turner

Paperback | December 1, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$44.67 online 
$44.95 list price
Earn 223 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural encounters, the book highlights the range of interpretative possibilities available for understanding these encounters, and suggests the role that the reality of the contemporary intercultural dynamic between the Socratic and Confucian pedagogic traditions can play in driving change to the pedagogic practices of higher education. Another important aim of the book is to examine language in the academy as an object of cultural theory. While rooted in the practical and empirical reality of teaching and using language in higher education, this book argues for the importance of examining the institutional interface between language and higher education, and of critically exploring the values inscribed in the pedagogy and evaluation of academic language.
Joan Turner is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Language and Academic Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked extensively with international students as they familiarise themselves with the demands of UK academic culture, as well as with home students getting to grips with academic writing. Her resea...
Title:Language in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural DynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.26 × 6.07 × 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847693210

ISBN - 13:9781847693211

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Chapter One Introductory OverviewChapter Two Language, Language Pedagogies, and Intercultural Communication in Contemporary Higher EducationChapter Three Language in the Academy: The Discourse of RemediationChapter Four Languaging in the Academy: Language as Dynamic PracticeChapter Five Occidentalist Inscription: The Historical Construction of Contemporary Representations of Language in the AcademyChapter Six Disciplining Language: Rhetorical Values and the Regulation of Academic WritingChapter Seven Power/Knowledge and the Construction of Rhetorical SubjectsChapter Eight Subject to Confucian Rhetorical CultureChapter Nine The Power/Knowledge Effects of the Socratic DialogueChapter Ten Socratic Subjects: The Western Tutor as MidwifeChapter Eleven Resisting the Tao of Talk: Verbalisation in Intercultural ContextChapter Twelve The Way of Learning: The Spatial Relations of Learning and Teaching in the Confucian/Taoist TraditionChapter Thirteen The Discursive Dance of the InterculturalChapter Fourteen The Critical Rhetoric of Being Critical

Editorial Reviews

Given the rapid growth in numbers of South-East Asian students in universities in New Zealand, the examination of assumptions about university language which Turner’s book offers is very valuable. It is likely to be of interest to writing teachers and EAP practitioners as well as tertiary teachers of international students more generally. The book provides a fascinating discussion of the nature of modern academic language. - Christine Biebricher, The University of Auckland, New Zealand Studies - Applied Linguistics, Volume 18 (1) 2012