ERIC Number: EJ924313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Language Is Also a Place of Struggle
Nhalevilo, Emilia A.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n2 p441-444 Jun 2011
This paper is written in response to a paper by Maria Rivera on issues of language and identity. I give an autobiographical account of my own experiences in relation to language identity and colonialism. I relate language and issues of alienation during the colonial time and I reflect on how that past is still currently distorting the way we look at our local language. I depict some episodes that, although they cannot be generalized, show how colonialism still deforms our cultural liberty. I conclude that only with cultural emancipation can we teach in a truly contextualized manner and do research based on our context. Only with cultural liberty we can be emancipated in the context of globalisation.
Descriptors: Freedom, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Language Acquisition, Personal Narratives, Alienation, Responses, Identification, Science Education
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