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Davila, Liv T. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This article explores how peer and teacher-student interactions in linguistically diverse high school English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms produce changes in learners' uptake of different languages and cultures. Data presented are from a 2-year ethnography of communication focusing on adolescent multilingual English learners' language use…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, High School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Galloway, Nicola; Numajiri, Takuya – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
In today's globalised world, the needs of English language learners have changed, particularly those learning to use the English language as a lingua franca. Growing research showcasing the global use of English as a lingua franca (ELF), the creativity of ELF users, and the diverse ways in which they negotiate successful communication in…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kuteeva, Maria – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
Conceptualizations of English as standard, as a lingua franca, or as part of translingual practice form part of the discourses surrounding its use in EMI. While researchers generally agree that the 'E' in EMI should not stand for native varieties of standard English, the stakeholders' perceptions of English call for further research. This paper…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Roman Etxebarrieta, Gorka; Pérez-Izaguirre, Elizabeth; Langarika-Rocafort, Argia – Education Sciences, 2020
The literature reveals the difficulty of teaching minority languages in multiethnic and multilingual regions. Studies about teachers' perceptions when instructing a minority language might help stakeholders to design interventions to overcome this problem. The first aim of this study was to describe teachers' perceptions of type of issues, student…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Languages
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Snyder, Rachel – Language Policy, 2020
Recent studies of language policy and bilingual education have focused on federal level legislation (Wiley and García in Mod Lang J 100:48-63, 2016. 10.1111/modl.12303), and immediate consequences of state level policy. Although Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been employed to analyze the structural impact of local policy on minoritized communities…
Descriptors: Whites, Bilingualism, State Legislation, Critical Theory
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Bacon, Chris K. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Teacher education has redoubled efforts to prepare a predominantly monolingual teaching force for linguistic diversity in U.S. schools. Some jurisdictions are requiring specific teacher preparation, such as mandated Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement in Massachusetts, the context of this study. Previous research has explored the…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Ideology, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Seref, Izzet – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2020
This study aimed to reveal preservice Turkish Language teachers' attitudes toward the use of Anatolian dialects in education in terms of their genders and years at university. The participants of the study are 201 preservice teachers who are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year students studying at Turkish Language Teaching undergraduate program at Tokat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Turkish
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Lowe, Robert J.; Smith, Richard – ELT Journal, 2020
The concept of English as a lingua franca (ELF) is the subject of much theoretical discussion and debate within ELT. However, little has been written concerning the history of ideas preceding it. This article discusses the concept of 'neutral English' proposed in 1967 by the writer L.?A. Hill. After summarizing Hill's life and work, the article…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Orelus, Pierre W. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in a society where standard accents are highly valued. Generally, people who speak with a Standard English accent are seen through a positive lens linguistically; those whose English is accented are stigmatized. Accent discrimination affects linguistic minorities from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, including foreign-accented…
Descriptors: Dialects, Pronunciation, Language Minorities, Social Discrimination
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Wells, Gordon – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
Divergent views on the relative value or status of spoken and written language skills may contribute to a disconnect between lay community members and language professionals, activists, or academics, and conflicted approaches to language support, teaching and/or revitalisation. Taking the bilingual Outer Hebrides as a case study, an online…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Indo European Languages, Language Maintenance, Case Studies
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Nakamura, Janice – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Mixed-ethnic children in Japan do not usually acquire the language of their non-Japanese parent. This study looks at their lost opportunity to acquire their minority parent's language through a retrospective investigation of their language experiences from childhood to young adulthood. Transcripts of interviews with ten mixed-ethnic children (ages…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Language Acquisition
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Dolowy-Rybinska, Nicole – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper investigates how bilingual Upper Sorbian-German teachers who belong to the Sorbian speech community (Lusatia, Germany) introduce the minority language during German language lessons in an Upper Sorbian school. In Lusatia, as well as in Sorbian schools, bilingualism is not of equal character; minority language speakers are all bilingual…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Teachers, Language Minorities, German
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Wroblewski, Michael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a linguistic anthropological approach to analyzing multilingualism in the linguistic landscape of the Amazonian city of Tena, Ecuador, a key locus of indigenous Kichwa language revitalization, identity formation, and politics. Following recent scholarly reconsiderations of multilingual linguistic landscapes as sites of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Spanish, Ethnography, Signs
Mackenzie, Lee – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
The National Bilingual Programme was launched in order to promote English learning in Colombia. The failure of this programme and subsequent iterations is well-documented, and research has also examined some of its negative effects for different societal groups. However, a comprehensive study of the social justice implications of Colombia's…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Kayan, Adil; Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – World Journal of Education, 2020
Discussions on how grammar should be taught have continued for decades. Previous studies have reported that today's students called as Generation Z have shown negative attitudes toward grammar teaching with traditional methods and techniques, and that their academic achievements have failed to meet expectations. Not using methods and techniques…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Games, Computer Games
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