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Luqiu, Luwei Rose – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The Internet is used to create a grassroots counter-hegemony force. However, how individuals can effect changes to the development of language policies, especially in contexts such as China, is understudied. This study analyses three different forms of online activities -- self-generating content, interaction, and discussion -- to demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Internet, Discourse Analysis
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Ping, Kuang – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The traditional discourse analysis focuses on the language analysis, but ignores the effect of non-language sources to the textual construction. At present, however, with the development of technology, pure discourses gradually decrease. There are other elements existing in the discourse more or less. The discourse analysis blending various…
Descriptors: Grammar, Web Sites, Discourse Analysis, Semiotics
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Zhang, Tongtong – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The past three decades have witnessed the growing influence of market forces on higher education, resulting in what is defined by Fairclough (1993) as the marketization of academic discourse. The present study attempts to examine the effect of such trend on university website homepages in China, which is an under-researched genre of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Ellis, Viv; Maguire, Meg; Trippestad, Tom Are; Liu, Yunqiu; Yang, Xiaowei; Zeichner, Kenneth – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Teach for All is a good example of a globally travelling educational reform policy. In this article, we examine the rhetoric of the reform through an analysis of its public discourse, specifically the websites for the umbrella organization, 3 of its 35 constituent projects (Teach for America, Teach First and Teach for China) and one associated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Teaching (Occupation)
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Ruecker, Todd; Ives, Lindsey – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2015
Over the past few decades, scholars have paid increasing attention to the role of native speakerism in the field of TESOL. Several recent studies have exposed instances of native speakerism in TESOL recruitment discourses published through a variety of media, but none have focused specifically on professional websites advertising programs in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wu, Heping; Gao, Junde; Zhang, Weimin – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The present study examines the professional growth of three Chinese English teachers by analyzing their interactional patterns and their social and cognitive presence in an online community. The data from social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis revealed that computer-mediated communication (CMC) created new opportunities for teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Xia, Jingfeng – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
This article examines web comments written by Chinese learners on online open courses that are originally produced by leading universities in the United States and United Kingdom and are later introduced to China with Chinese translation. It applies the thematic discourse analysis strategy to classify the comments into themes to explore the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
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Chun, Christian W. – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
This article examines the ways in which a multimodal text--a YouTube video on globalization and business--was mediated in two English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms, and how these mediations shaped the instructor's and her students' meaning-making in specific ways. I first explore the complex multimodal discourses involved with this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Business Administration Education, Intermode Differences
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Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites