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Book: Identity, Multilingualism and CALL

Chapter: Engagement in the Expression of Learners' Identity within Virtual Exchange Asynchronous Discussions

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43416


This study examines the interpersonal communication strategies used by Cypriot and Spanish virtual exchange participants for the projection and negotiation of their cultural identities. Framed within Engagement (Martin & White, 2005), it analyses learners’ use of contracting and expanding strategies when sharing knowledge and views about their own language(s) and culture(s) while developing new knowledge about different languages and cultures.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ana Sevilla Pavón ( - aspavon) 'Universitat de Valencia/IULMA'
  • Anna Nicolaou ( - anicolaou) 'Cyprus University of Technology '