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ERIC Number: EJ1176297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Mapping Language, Culture, Ideology: Rethinking Language in Foreign Language Instruction
Demuro, Eugenia; Gurney, Laura
Language and Intercultural Communication, v18 n3 p287-299 2018
Critical perspectives on language pedagogy and linguistics have been marked by advocacy for the deconstruction of the concept of "language". Using Spanish as exemplary, and situating "language" within culturally informed worldviews, we contribute to this discussion through an examination of dominant language ideologies and their shaping of the teaching of foreign languages. We advocate for a critical analysis of both language and culture--concepts intrinsically linked--and consider how dominant ideological positions are constitutive of hegemonic discourses and material inequalities. The paper concludes with a discussion of the development of more equitable and transformative approaches to foreign language teaching.
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Language: English
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