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Médiation culturelle et manuel de FLE : altérité et identité dans Le français

Abstract : Since foreign language textbooks are commercial, social and cultural products, their designs are influenced inevitably by textbook authors, consumers—teachers and students, the geopolitical environment especially and other factors. Therefore, foreign language textbooks are not only language teaching tools but also a kind of culture medium. Influenced by the Chinese authors’ identity and background, the French foreign language textbooks written by Chinese not only convey the foreign culture but also are involved in the local culture, which is shown in the textbook French edited by Ma Xiaohong. This set of textbook composed of four tomes is widely used and has an important influence in Chinese colleges and universities for the teaching of elementary and intermediate French. Based on the theories of anthropology of education, intercultural and evaluation, the present study focuses on the role of the foreign and native culture in the textbook, wondering how to negotiate the power relations between them in the textbook discourse. Focusing on the key concepts such as culture/civilization, representations, identity, otherness, (cross-) culture mediation, attitudes, etc., the paper analyzes the cultural and social connotations of the textbook in macro view as well as does the discourse analysis in micro view by using the appraisal theory in the functional linguistics in order to reveal the characteristics of the image construction of “We” (China) and “others”(France) in the textbook and the strategies for balancing these two competing entities. The paper also offers appropriate proposals to harmonize the relationship between foreign culture and native culture, especially in the culture mediation and the cultivation of the intercultural competence of learners, in the design of a foreign language textbook
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Lue Huang. Médiation culturelle et manuel de FLE : altérité et identité dans Le français. Linguistique. Université de Lorraine; Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) university (Canton, Chine), 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015LORR0085⟩. ⟨tel-02075698⟩



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