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ERIC Number: EJ908967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Problems Portraying Migrants in Applied Linguistics Research
Block, David
Language Teaching, v43 n4 p480-493 Oct 2010
This paper is a very personal attempt to explore the problematics of portraying migrants in Applied Linguistics research. I begin with a discussion of identity, in particular what we might mean when we use the term, and from there I go on to explore its fundamental imprecision through an analysis of a census question about ethnicity. I then consider migration and the problematics of naming migrants in research, first examining an example of my own research and then expanding the discussion to wider issues. I conclude the paper with a brief consideration of the epistemological status of portrayals in research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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