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Negotiating Identity in Modern Foreign Language Teaching

Editors: Gallardo, Matilde (Ed.)

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  • Showcases empirical research and autobiographical narrative on the topic of MFL teachers’ construction of identity in professional contexts
  • Brings together practitioners from a range of cross-institutional and cross-departmental backgrounds
  • Focuses on transnational MFL teachers’ negotiation of identity in the UK higher education sector
  • Represents an original contribution to the field in the current climate of the decline of modern languages as a subject of study in the UK
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About this book

This edited book examines modern foreign language teachers who research their own and others’ experiences of identity construction in the context of living and teaching in UK institutions, primarily in the Higher Education sector. The book offers an insight into a key element of the educational and socio-political debate surrounding MFL in the UK: the teachers’ voices and their sense of agency in constructing their professional identities. The contributors use a combination of empirical research and personal reflection to generate knowledge about MFL teachers’ identity that can enhance how they are perceived in the social and educational establishments and raise awareness of key issues affecting the profession. This book will be of particular interest to language teachers, teacher trainers, applied linguists and students and scholars of modern foreign languages.

About the authors

Matilde Gallardo is Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, UK, where she also teaches Applied Linguistics. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction to Negotiating Identity in Modern Foreign Language Teaching

    Pages 1-15

    Gallardo, Matilde

  • Transcultural Voices: Exploring Notions of Identity in Transnational Language Teachers’ Personal Narratives

    Pages 17-43

    Gallardo, Matilde

  • Language Teacher/Translator Gendered Identity Construction: From Dilemmatic to Agentive—Big Lives Through Small Stories

    Pages 45-68

    Linaker, Tanya

  • “When I Am Teaching German, I Put on a Persona”: Exploring Lived Experiences of Teaching a Foreign Language

    Pages 69-90

    Cavana, Maria Luisa Pérez

  • Becoming a Language Professional in Higher Education: A Psychosocial Case Study

    Pages 91-116

    Puntil, Donata

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27709-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27708-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating Identity in Modern Foreign Language Teaching
Editors
  • Matilde Gallardo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27709-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27709-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27708-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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