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Pennycook, Alastair – AILA Review, 2018
Any discussion of transdisciplinary applied linguistics needs to engage with three central questions. First, while "inter"disciplinarity may allow for disciplines to stay in place and engage with each other, "trans"disciplinarity implies a space beyond or above disciplines. As a result, we have to consider whether applied…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Language Research
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Ballena, Camilo; Unamuno, Virginia – AILA Review, 2017
This paper explores the production of new meanings linked to written practices in the Wichi language in the Impenetrable Chaqueño (Argentina). Through collaborative ethnography examining different collective experiences and points of view, we study changes in writing in connection with changes in the access, distribution and availability of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Written Language, Ethnography, American Indians
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Leppänen, Sirpa; Westinen, Elina – AILA Review, 2017
Focusing on a YouTube performance by an emergent Finnish Somali rapper and the audience responses it has generated, this paper looks at ways in which rap music engages with the issue of belonging. Drawing on recent theorizations of belonging as a multi-dimensional, contingent and fluid process, along with sociolinguistic work on globalization and…
Descriptors: Music, Video Technology, Intervention, Stranger Reactions
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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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Jaspers, Jürgen – AILA Review, 2016
In "Voices of Modernity," Richard Bauman and Charles Briggs write their grand overview of the birth and maturation of modernity. Bauman and Briggs understand modernity as a discursive construction that opposes traditional and modern developments, ways of being, and modes of understanding. Central in this narrative project of modernity…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Theories, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Rojo, Luisa Martín; Portillo, Cristina – AILA Review, 2015
This paper draws attention to the ways in which spatial configurations operate as constitutive dimensions of sociolinguistic phenomena and vice versa; that is, the way in which communicative practices frame daily life and the broader urban reality. The paper presents an approach which integrates the study of Linguistic Landscapes, the dynamics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Change, Sociolinguistics
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Hernández-Campoy, Juan Manuel – AILA Review, 2014
The development of Sociolinguistics has been qualitatively and quantitatively outstanding within Linguistic Science since its beginning in the 1950s, with a steady growth in both theoretical and methodological developments as well as in its interdisciplinary directions within the spectrum of language and society. Field methods in sociolinguistic…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Sociolinguistics, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Aronin, Larissa; Jessner, Ulrike – AILA Review, 2014
Research methodology is determined by theoretical approaches. This article discusses methods of multilingualism research in connection with theoretical developments in linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and education. Taking a brief glance at the past, the article starts with a discussion of an issue underlying the choice of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Research Methodology, Applied Linguistics, Trend Analysis
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Kramsch, Claire – AILA Review, 2014
This paper surveys the research methods and approaches used in the multidisciplinary field of applied language studies or language education over the last fourty years. Drawing on insights gained in psycho- and sociolinguistics, educational linguistics and linguistic anthropology with regard to language and culture, it is organized around five…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Educational Research, Second Language Instruction
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McKenzie, Robert M.; Osthus, Dietmar – AILA Review, 2011
Folk perceptions of language diversity often differ from the criteria laid out by linguists and have particular implications for applied/sociolinguists since the collective identification of language diversity largely determines the ways in which individuals regard the categorisation of their own (and others) linguistic uses as belonging to a…
Descriptors: Language Research, Language Variation, Applied Linguistics, Criticism
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Feng, Anwei – AILA Review, 2009
This paper starts with an overview of the sociolinguistic context and a series of policy documents concerning English language education promulgated recently in China. It moves on to an analysis of disparities in English language education policies practised in different regions, differences between urban and rural areas, between social classes…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Linguistics, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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