Why languages and intercultural communication are never just neutral

Phipps, A. and Guilherme, M. (Eds.) (2004) Why languages and intercultural communication are never just neutral. Multilingual Matters Ltd, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781853597534

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Starting from the assumption that Teaching and Learning Languages and Intercultural Communication is not a neutral enterprise, in this introduction to a collected volume the authors sketch out topics and issues of Critical Pedagogy which, as a movement and an intellectual field, engages with the political and ideological questions raised in educational practices. The concepts which contain the richest potential for langugage / culture educators and which are proposed and elaborated by the authors of the contributions to this volume are here introduced and discussed, namely, reflection, dissent, difference, dialogue, empowerment, action and hope.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Phipps, Professor Alison
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Publisher:Multilingual Matters Ltd

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