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Harman, Ruth M.; Khote, Nihal – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The authors explore the theoretical and pedagogical premises of their critical systemic functional linguistics approach, which they developed to challenge the deficit positioning of bilingual students in the Southeast of the United States. As multilingual educators from postcolonial Ireland and India, the theoretical framework has helped the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigration, Social Differences, Academic Discourse
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Copley, Keith – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The widespread use of commercially produced coursebooks tailored to a global market remains a reality within English language teaching (ELT) across a broad range of teaching contexts. Most of these coursebooks profess to being vaguely communicative in their approach, while at the same time attempting to package and present language as a…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Course Content, Ideology, Textbook Content
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Mirzaee, Alireza; Aliakbari, Mohammad – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article presents the findings related to the identity construction processes of an Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher in the context of Iran. Data were collected using a life history approach with a critical-event focus and analyzed via social ecology of identity (Wenger, 1998). The findings indicated that the participating…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Catalano, Theresa; Reeves, Jenelle R.; Wessels, Stephanie – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
In today's globalized world, superdiversity and global migration have led to an increased focus on emergent multilingual students and how schools can best serve them. The authors explore how teacher learners in an undergraduate course on emergent multilinguals in a mid-sized university in the Midwest critically reflect on their learning in a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teacher Education
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Renigar, Paul G., Jr.; Waugh, Linda R. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
While access to technology presents language learners with a view of the second language (L2) and culture that is very broad and current, foreign language curricula tend to be outdated and much narrower in scope, and they usually do not incorporate critical perspectives. Following the lead of researchers who seek to use education as a bottom-up…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Justice, Case Studies
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Mendoza, Anna – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The author examines discourses of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and World Englishes (WEs) in the commercials for 2 standardized English tests: the International English Language Testing System for study abroad in English-dominant countries and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program for Canadian permanent residency and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Yazan, Bedrettin – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
Relying on the framework of communities of practice and using qualitative case study methods, this study investigated three ESOL teacher candidates' identity negotiation as they learned to work with English language learners through coursework and internship experiences in a 13-month MATESOL program. The findings pointed out that the participants…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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Enright, Kerry Anne; Wong, Joanna W. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The authors examine the functions of literacy in three accountability-driven English language arts classrooms. To explore the interplay between transmission-oriented, standards-based instruction and local interpretations and uses of literacy, they employed Pennycook's (2010) notion of relocalization. The authors examine how accountability…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Qualitative Research
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Chandrasoma, Ranamukalage; Ananda, Lalith – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
In the past three decades or so, the conceptual rigor of intertextuality has exercised enormous influence on pedagogical practices. In this context, intertextuality can also be used as a means of harnessing students' critical stances that are crucial for teaching language skills. Based on eight qualitative student interviews at a university in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research
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Fleming, Douglas; Waterhouse, Monica; Bangou, Francis; Bastien, Maria – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article makes novel use of the Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts of becoming and agencement to frame qualitative research on how youth from second language immigrant families conceptualize citizenship. Even though our work here is primarily conceptual, we refer to aspects of a previously published study to concretely illustrate these concepts for…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Second Language Learning
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Häusler, Angela H.; Leal, Priscila; Parba, Jayson; West, Gordon B.; Crookes, Graham V. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article is based on a set of short narratives from four researchers in applied linguistics, who adopt the descriptor "junior political researcher-practitioners." These individuals shared and analyzed these narratives relating to their personal experiences and an emerging political identity in the academy under investigation in this…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Graduate Students, Student Research, Language Research
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Toh, Glenn – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The author seeks to uncover the interested and ideological nature of journal peer reviewing in relation to four manuscripts submitted to English language teaching and applied linguistics publications. The four manuscripts in question set out to problematize existing beliefs and inequitable practices in English language teaching by way of…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Peer Evaluation, Faculty Publishing, Applied Linguistics
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Block, David – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article problematizes the politics of language education research with regard to social injustice, which is not only cultural, but also material. Its starting position is that most language education research today is, following Nancy Fraser, recognition oriented, in that it takes on culture- and identity-based injustices such as racism,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Bilingual Students
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Sharma, Bal Krishna; Phyak, Prem – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
This article presents a discussion of how criticality is constructed and implemented for English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher development in Nepal. The authors draw on Freire's (1970) notion of conscientization to discuss how Nepali EFL teachers develop critical awareness in incorporating local sociopolitical issues in their lessons.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alford, Jennifer; Kettle, Margaret – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
Recent conservative reviews of Australia's national English curriculum argue for a return to less critical approaches to English language education and a stronger emphasis on traditional, functional approaches to provide adequate English learning experiences for school-age students. This neoliberal shift poses a threat to adolescent learners from…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, National Curriculum, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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