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ERIC Number: EJ1127966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Boys' and Girls' Gendered Voices in EFL Debates
Cabezas Galicia, Luis Leonardo; Camacho Posada, María Fernanda; Florez Fernández, Leidy Milena
HOW, v19 n1 p61-75 Dec 2012
This article reports a case study conducted at a school in Bogotá. It was based on constructivist and poststructuralist frameworks that viewed gender positioning as a social construction in foreign language learning contexts (Baxter, 2003; Sunderland, 1992; Tannen, 1996). Aiming to understand how ninth grade gender positioning is constructed, and how gendered discourses emerge in EFL debates, we carried out interviews and observations and analyzed those issues following feminist poststructuralist discourse analysis (FPDA) principles (Baxter, 2008). Findings suggest that learners view themselves as both masculine and feminine, using their interests and behaviors as the principal means of defining their gender positioning discursively in debates in another language (L2).
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)
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