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Assemblages of language, impact and research (2022)

Ennser-Kananen, J., Károly, A., & Saarinen, T. (2022). Assemblages of language, impact and research. Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies, 16(3), 69-86. https://doi.org/10.47862/apples.114943

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; Károly, Adrienn; Saarinen, Taina

Journal or series: Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies

eISSN: 1457-9863

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 05/12/2022

Volume: 16

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 69-86

Publisher: Jyväskylän yliopisto

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47862/apples.114943

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/84513


Three scholars—of languages and knowledges, of translation and writing, and of higher education—discuss societal impact as a higher education policy goal and the language ideologies that link with that discussion. We first criticize the problematic notion of impact that is common in higher education policy and discuss language and impact in terms of their assumed predictable, definable, and linear nature. From there, we move on to advocating for a multimodal, multidirectional, locally, and globally relevant impact that is focused on direct engagement, participatory approaches, support for promoting community activities, and introducing more epistemologically just understandings of the relationship between the researcher and the community they work with. Eventually, this requires us academics to be accountable to our environment and to abandon the binaries between researcher–researched, subject–object, and human–non-human.

Keywords: higher education (teaching); languages; social effects; societal effects

Free keywords: higher education policy; societal impact; scientific impact; language

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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