ABSTRACT

Set against the increasing use of English-medium higher education across the world, this book brings together researchers and practitioners who, despite coming from very different geopolitical areas and pursuing distinct research objectives, coincide in their use of the ROAD-MAPPING conceptual framework.

With the use of this framework and its six interrelated dimensions, the nine studies included in this volume explore key topics for English-medium education in multilingual university settings (EMEMUS) from diverse perspectives. These range from multi-sited, meta-level approaches critically analysing different countries and their realisations of EMEMUS to using ROAD-MAPPING as a methodological tool to analyse all its dimensions or place the lens on a particular aspect. By doing so, the contributions demonstrate the strength of the ROAD-MAPPING framework for investigating and understanding the complex nature of EMEMUS.

The volume makes a valuable contribution to the development of EMEMUS research and is thus highly recommended for scholars, policymakers and students interested in one of the most fast-growing (and contested) research areas in applied linguistics today.

1. The ROAD-MAPPING Framework: Taking Stock and Paving Future Directions for English-Medium Research 2. What ROAD-MAPPING Adds to Our Understanding of English-Medium Educational Policy Research 3. The Different Faces of English-Medium Education: The Potential of ROAD-MAPPING in Comparing Sites 4. Applying the ROAD-MAPPING Framework in Comparative English-Medium Instruction Research: A Cross-Case Study in China, Japan and the Netherlands 5. A First Step on the Road to EMEMUS: Using ROAD-MAPPING at an Austrian Business University 6. Exploring the Internationalization and Glocalization Constructs in EMEMUS Lecturers’ Interviews and Focus Groups 7. Using the ROAD-MAPPING Framework to Inform English-Medium Instruction Professional Development in Taiwan 8. A Focus on Academic Disciplines in the ROAD-MAPPING Framework: Examining the Impact of English-Medium Education Policy on the Organization of Knowledge 9. Using ROAD-MAPPING to Gain Insights into Quality Work in English-Medium Master’s Programs 10. EME in Japan: ROAD-MAPPING the Promises Made to Students 11. Contingent Policies, Complex Contexts and ROAD-MAPPING: Ways and Plays Forward