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伦敦大学Zhu Hua 教授学术报告

发布日期:2019-06-30 | 阅读次数:

  讲座题目:Imagination as a key factor in LMLS (Language Maintenance and Language Shift) in transnational families

  讲座时间地点:201979日上午 1000北京理工大学中心教学楼515

  讲座者: Professor. /Dr.Zhu Hua Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication, Birkbeck College, University of London

  主持人:张剑

  讲座摘要:

  The primary aim of this presentation is to put forward an argument that imaginationplays a key role in whether and how members of transnational families individually and collectively maintain or relinquish their heritage languages and adopt other languages as part of their multilingual repertoires. Imagination is defined here as the vision of where and what one might be or become at some future point in time. We base our argument on linguistic ethnography over two decades with transnational families of Chinese ethnic origin in the UK. Families that seem to have kept their heritage languages and families that have given them up were invited to talk about where, what and how they would see themselves in ten years’ time, and a selection of them are subsequently interviewed and observed after the ten-year period. Their responses are analysed in terms of their constructed experiences, environments and visions of the future; their perceptions and imaginations of different places and cultures; key moments in re-evalsuation, or re-imagining, that led to major behavioural changes; and self-evalsuation of their imaginations. Particular attention is given to differences and tensions between the imaginations of individuals of the same families, as well as changes to the imaginations over time. Theoretical and methodological implications of studying imagination as a key factor for language maintenance and language shift, and for bilingualism research generally, are discussed.

  主讲人简介:

  Zhu Hua is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication and Assistant Dean in School of Social Science, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London. Among her recent publications are Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action (2014, Routledge), Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities(2016, Routledge, with Adam Komisarof) and Research Methods in Intercultural Communication(2016, Blackwell). She is book series editor for Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communicationand Cambridge Key Topics in Applied Linguistics(with Claire Kramsch) and Forum and Book reviews editor of Applied Linguistics(Oxford University Press).