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ERIC Number: EJ1118408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Rethinking Nativeness: Toward a Dynamic Paradigm of (Non)Native Speakering
Aneja, Geeta A.
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v13 n4 p351-379 2016
The "NNEST Movement" has been instrumental in documenting the privilege of native speakers, the marginalization of their nonnative counterparts, and the factors that may influence an individual falling into one category or another. More recently, scholars have adopted a poststructuralist orientation toward language and identity that resists dichotomized framings of language and language users. This article extends the poststructuralist orientation to consider how and why such abstract idealizations of native and nonnative speakers--what I term "(non)native speakered subjectivities"--emerged historically and are continuously reified and (re)produced through everyday discourse. Throughout this discussion, I weave illustrative examples from a participant in a semester-long ethnographic study that took place in a graduate teacher education program. In the conclusion, I consider implications for future theorizations of (non)native speakering as well as possibilities for increasing equity in the field of ELT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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