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ERIC Number: EJ933432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
New and Not so New Horizons: Brief Encounters between UK Undergraduate Native-Speaker and Non-Native-Speaker Englishes
Henderson, Juliet
Language and Intercultural Communication, v11 n3 p270-284 2011
This paper explores the apparent contradiction between the valuing and promoting of diverse literacies in most UK HEIs, and the discursive construction of spoken native-speaker English as the medium of good grades and prestige academic knowledge. During group interviews on their experiences of university internationalisation, 38 undergraduate respondents characterise the legitimacy of native-speaker English and non-native-speaker English as used by themselves and their fellow students. The paper concludes by reflecting upon what undergraduates can teach us about the tacit "native-speakerness" of our approaches to knowledge construction, and a third space approach to curriculum design. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom