This book examines the relationships between online visual interfaces and language use in educational contexts and the features that underpin them to explore the complex nature of online communication and its implications for educational practice. Adopting a case study approach featuring a global range of examples, the volume uniquely focuses on multimodal intercultural interactions, with a particular interest in videoconferencing, to look at how they project and reflect particular cultural values and tendencies concerning language use and how they elucidate the complex cultural identifications and affiliations inherent in intercultural encounters. The book employs a diverse range of theoretical and research frameworks to highlight the dynamic connections between digital technology, social life, and language use, and the ways in which they can inform language education, making this an ideal resource for students and scholars in applied linguistics, communication studies, media studies, information studies, and education.

chapter 1|21 pages


Intercultural Exchange in the Age of Online Multimodal Communication
ByRichard Kern, Christine Develotte

part I|107 pages

Culture and Technoculture

chapter 2|15 pages

Comme une Française

Maintaining an Intercultural Threshold Space in Online Video
ByJuliana de Nooy

chapter 3|22 pages

Glocal Tensions

Exploring the Dynamics of Intercultural Communication Through a Language Learner’s Vlog
ByTatiana Codreanu, Christelle Combe

chapter 4|24 pages

People of the Eye Communicating Online

Deaf Intercultural Encounters in E-SCALE
BySiglinde Pape

chapter 5|24 pages

Intergenerational Videoconferencing

Interpersonal Bonds and the Role of the Webcam
ByErica Dumont

chapter 6|20 pages

Translation, Video-Technology, and Interculturality

Benefits and Limits
ByLayla Roesler, Fabienne Dumontet

part II|167 pages

Telepresence, Felt Presence, Imagined Presence

chapter 7|25 pages

Learning and Teaching Languages in Technology-Mediated Contexts

The Relevance of Social Presence, Co-Presence, Participatory Literacy, and Multimodal Competence
ByMirjam Hauck, H. Müge Satar

chapter 8|24 pages

Enacting the Scenography of a Video Call Within Its Opening Sequence

BySamira Ibnelkaïd

chapter 9|24 pages

Affordances and Task Design

A Case Study of Online Mentoring Between Practicing Teachers and Adolescent Learners
ByPaige Ware, Karla del Rosal, Jillian Marie Conry

chapter 10|24 pages

Medium and Addressivity in French Online Exchanges

ByRichard Kern, Emily Linares

chapter 11|26 pages

Effects of Presence in Videoconference Exchanges

ByChristine Develotte, Morgane Domanchin, Sabine Levet

chapter 12|23 pages

Multimodality and Social Presence in an Intercultural Exchange Setting

ByMeei-Ling Liaw, Paige Ware

chapter 13|19 pages


Implications Concerning Learners, Teachers, and Research
ByChristine Develotte, Richard Kern