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ERIC Number: EJ850937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
"It's All about Give and Take," or Is It?: Where, When and How Do Native and Non-Native Uses of English Shape U. K. University Students' Representations of Each Other and Their Learning Experience?
Henderson, Juliet
Journal of Studies in International Education, v13 n3 p398-409 2009
In this article the author draws on a larger project related to university internationalisation as represented by student voices to explore the part native and non-native speaker uses of English, as a marker of identity and legitimacy, play inside and outside formal curriculum delivery. Through the analysis of student voice constructions of difference, ambiguity is identified in response to non-native speakers of English. When discussing assessed and informal group tasks, non-native speakers' communicative English and identities are generally represented as an obstacle to learning and task achievement. Yet removed from such tasks, respect for non-native speakers of English underpinned by empathy for the difficulties they face and admiration for their sociolinguistic prowess come to the fore. Through the reading of student voice data inconsistencies are also identified in university practice, which should be addressed if principles of social justice are to be upheld. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom