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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