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ERIC Number: EJ1064998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
Grammar Texts and Consumerist Subtexts
Sokolik, M. E.
TESL-EJ, v11 n2 Sep 2007
While several checklists exist for the evaluation of ESL/EFL textbooks, none includes suggestions for looking for specific biases, especially those found in the content of examples and sample sentences. Growing awareness in publishing has reduced problems in the presentation of gender-based and racial biases in most ESL/EFL grammar textbooks, but socio-economic bias still persists. This article looks at example sentences taken from several recent grammar textbooks, and discusses the potential impact of socio-economic bias and the promotion of consumerism in these books.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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