Claire Kramsch

Professor of German and Foreign Language Education
Department of German
University of California, Berkeley

Fields of interest:

Applied linguistics

Second language acquisition

Recent publications:


The Multilingual Subject. What language learners say about their experience and why it matters. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009.

(W/Geneviève Zarate & Danielle Lévy (ed.) Précis du plurilinguisme et du pluri-  culturalisme.  Contemporary Publishing International SARL, 41 rue Barrault, 75013Paris: Edition des Archives Contemporaines, 2008.

Language Acquisition and Language Socialization. Ecological perspectives. Editor.London: Continuum, December 2002. 297 pp +xvi

Language and Culture.Oxford University Press, 1998. 134pp.

Redefining the Boundaries of Language Study. Editor. Boston: Heinle and Heinle,1995. 340 pp + v-xxxiii.

Context and Culture in Language Teaching.Oxford University Press. 1993.

Articles in Refereed Journals 

(with Michiko Uryu). Ecological perspectives on intercultural communication. Intercultural Communication Review, in press.

La circulation transfrontalière des valeurs dans un projet de recherche international. Le Français dans le Monde 46, 66-77 (2009).

Grammar games and bilingual blends. PMLA May 2009, pp.887-896.

(with Anne Whiteside) Language ecology in multilingual settings. Towards a theory ofsymbolic competence. Applied Linguistics, 2008: 29:4, 645-671.

Ecological perspectives on foreign language education. Language Teaching. 41:3 (2008),389-408.

Chapters in Books

Language and Culture. In James Simpson (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics.2010

(with Elizabeth Boner) Shadows of discourse: Intercultural communication in globalcontexts.  In Nicolas Coupland (Ed.) Handbook of Language and Globalization.London: Routledge, 2010.

(with Joelle Aden) ELT and intercultural/transcultural learning. In Kees de Bot (ed.)Handbook of English Language Teaching. London: Routledge (in press)

Cultural perspectives on language learning and teaching. In Wilfried Knapp and BarbaraSeidlhofer (Eds.) Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,2009.

Third culture and language education. In Vivian Cook & Li Wei (Eds.) Contemporary Applied Linguistics. Vol.1 Vivian Cook, ed. Language Teaching and Learning(pp.233-254)  London: Continuum, 2009.

Discourse, the symbolic dimension of  intercultural competence. In Adelheid  Hu andMichael Byram (Eds.) Intercultural competence and foreign language learning. Models, empirical studies assessment. (pp.107-122) Tübingen: Gunter Narr, ( 2009).