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Book: Identity, Multilingualism and CALL

Chapter: The Effects of Multimodal Communication on the Development of New Types of Learner Imagination

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43419


This qualitative study explores how four foreign language learners of Italian, with the use of a
language exchange app called Hellotalk, a means of multimodal communication, construct
different forms of imagination that is co-constructed. Findings demonstrate how learners,
temporarily and instantaneously imagined being and living in Italy as locals.

Chapter Contributors

  • Borbala Gaspar ( - bgaspar) 'University of Arizona'