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‘The foreign teacher is an idiot’: Symbolic interactionism, and assumptions about language and language teaching in China.
This paper examines Western teachers’ and Chinese students’ assumptions about second language acquisition and the nature of language itself. It explores the interaction of outward classroomExpand
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Beginnings and Early Development of Thermoelastic Stress Analysis
Abstract:  Starting with Gough's first recorded observation of the thermoelastic effect in 1803, through to the 1990s, the principal steps in the evolution of the thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA)Expand
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Superheroes in Shanghai: constructing transnational Western men's identities
This article examines the ‘superhero’ phenomenon, in which Western masculinity is constructed differently in East Asia than in Western countries. This produces an imagined, OccidentalistExpand
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The traveling researchers’ sisterhood
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative (auto)ethnography that has emerged from the meeting of four academic researchers working with and from the heart in various LatinExpand
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Talking to Strangers: Learning Spanish by Using It
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Meeting in the Middle? Intercultural Adaptation in Tertiary Oral English in China
The following vignette shows different perceptions of the same classroom activity: A British teacher stands on the podium of a Chinese university oral English classroom. On the chalkboard behind himExpand
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Writing the PhD Journey(s)
Doing PhD is a “black box.” While inputs, outputs, and milestones are visible, there is a sizeable gap in our understanding of candidates’ lived experiences. This may cause some academic advisors toExpand
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Language-Learner Tourists in Australia: Problematizing ‘the Known’ and its Impact on Interculturality
Think of ‘typical’ Australian scenes, and what springs to mind? Likely images include blond surfers on sun-drenched beaches, Indigenous faces patterned with paint, Sydney Opera House, cricket andExpand
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