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Warner, Chantelle – AILA Review, 2018
In the ten years since the Modern Language Association published their report, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (2007) dissatisfaction with the "two-tiered configuration" of US foreign language departments has become increasingly vocal. While the target of the criticism is often the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Departments
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Singh, Jaspal Naveel; Bartlett, Tom – AILA Review, 2017
This paper represents voices of community organizers on Barra, a small island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although, arguably Barra is geographically and socio-politically located in the peripheries of Scotland, Britain and Europe, the island has been a center of North Atlantic maritime trade networks for centuries. In the current phase of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Ethnography, Interviews, Political Issues
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Da Costa Cabral, Ildegrada; Martin-Jones, Marilyn – AILA Review, 2017
This article reveals how center-periphery relations have unfolded, over time, in language policy processes in one nation--Timor-Leste--on the global periphery. We take a "longue durée" perspective on the language policy processes at work in this historical context, showing how different regimes of language were imposed, in the past, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Language Planning, Portuguese
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Lehtonen, Heini – AILA Review, 2016
This paper studies reflexivity in interaction among adolescents in Helsinki in the light of stylised performances that are labelled by participants as "bad Finnish". Stylised "bad Finnish" can be seen as an enregistered discourse register. It is an emblem in which certain linguistic features are connected to ideas about certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Immigrants, Second Language Learning
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Pérez-Milans, Miguel; Soto, Carlos – AILA Review, 2016
This article engages with Archer's call to further research on reflexivity and social change under conditions of late modernity (2007, 2010, 2012) from the perspective of existing work on reflexive discourse in the language disciplines (Silverstein 1976, Lucy 1993). Drawing from a linguistic ethnography of the networked trajectories of a group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Asians, Sociolinguistics
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Patiño-Santos, Adriana – AILA Review, 2016
This paper focuses on the forms of reflexivity that emerge in the conversational narratives of Latin American teenage school girls co-produced during sociolinguistic interviews, in a multicultural school in the centre of Madrid. The narratives about confrontation at school portray the girls' actions and ways of making sense of such behaviours, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Latin Americans
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Van Lancker, Inge – AILA Review, 2016
The socio-cultural conditions of late modernity induce a "reflexive imperative" amongst young people, which also results in metapragmatic and metalinguistic behaviour, as has been demonstrated by linguistic ethnographers (LE). However, recent LE studies on reflexivity in Western European settings have mainly focused on how groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Lu, Luke – AILA Review, 2016
This paper draws on a Linguistic Ethnography (Blommaert & Rampton 2011) of a group of academically elite students in Singapore. The group comprises locals born in Singapore, as well as immigrants from China and Vietnam. My informants all attended a top-ranked secondary school in Singapore. I present data from interviews and a focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Reputation
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Ribeiro, Branca Telles; Bastos, Liliana Cabral – AILA Review, 2005
This study investigates contextualization processes in two psychiatric interviews. Specifically, it analyses how different analytical tools--frame and narrative--work to clarify contextual embeddings and story bits. Frame analysis provides a way of looking at local and larger social contexts in talk. Specifically it provides a way of understanding…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Interviews, Story Telling, Questioning Techniques