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Schwieter, John W.; Ferreira, Aline – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
For second language learners, an international experience can have positive effects on language learning and intercultural development even when participating in a program of relatively short duration. One issue which has not yet received attention is the potential impact that the study abroad experience may have on social participation and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Bale, Jeff; Kawaguchi, Mayo – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
This paper examines the intersection of heritage-language education advocacy with anti-racist activism in the 1970s and 1980s in Toronto. The province of Ontario initiated the Heritage Languages Program in 1977. By focusing on discontinuities in the policy's implementation, the paper identifies multiple strategies that Black anti-racist activists…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Educational Policy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Desyatova, Yuliya – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
Expert teachers' experiences with the implementation of portfolio-based language assessment (PBLA) were analyzed through the conceptual framework of critical pedagogy. Serious practitioner concerns about mandatory PBLA implementation challenged the official narrative of PBLA as a progressive change. Through a close examination of three expert…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Resistance to Change, Program Implementation, Portfolio Assessment
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Benesch, Sarah – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
This article explores the relationship between teachers' emotions and possibilities for their activism. Using the lens of emotion labor and grounded in a discursive approach to emotions, it examines English language teachers' responses to institutional power. High-stakes literacy testing is used as an example of top-down institutional policies…
Descriptors: Activism, Emotional Response, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Moraru, Mirona – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
Attempts at the definition of multilingualism range from the structuralist interpretation as the coexistence of multiple codes to the critical sociolinguistic efforts to go beyond the idea of languages as fixed entities. The author's purpose is to explore the suitability of Pierre Bourdieu's model of linguistic production and circulation to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Arabs, Immigrants
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Chávez-Moreno, Laura C. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
This article reviews literature on U.S. bilingual education that addresses white supremacy and racism, specifically pertaining to Latinx youth and their teachers. To illustrate the wide range of the research, the author categorizes the reviewed articles into three lines of inquiry: documenting language education policies, negotiating identity, and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language Planning, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Sierk, Jessica; Catalano, Theresa – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2020
Increased mobility due to globalization and other geopolitical shifts has changed school demographics worldwide. In the Midwest, much of this new immigrant population is Spanish-speaking and in need of language support. Consequently, schools play an important role in responding to the New Latino Diaspora. In this paper, we describe how unconscious…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Global Approach, Student Diversity, Immigrants
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Henderson, Kathryn I. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Researchers have identified inequities in dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) student participation, and with large-scale DLBE expansion, equitable student access is an increasingly important issue. In this study, I used a multimethod, multisite, comparative analysis to critically examine educator discourses addressing student participation…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Comparative Analysis
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Liang, Feng; Shin, Dong-shin – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The authors examine how the Mandarin-Cantonese relationship has been ideologically and discursively perceived and constructed in China's language policy and planning, and Chinese people's reaction over the years by drawing on theories in critical discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, and language ideology. Data collection includes…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Correlation
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Weekly, Robert – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The author reports on a qualitative investigation of the language attitudes of multilingual British South Asian English language teachers. Data are drawn from both interviews and focus groups to demonstrate the participants underlying conception of language and their awareness and attitudes toward Indian English and how they coalesce their…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Asians, Indians
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Coda, James – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Queer theory problematizes societal norms related to sex, gender, and sexuality, while resisting normalcy. The authors utilize a queer theoretical approach in analysis of participant observation in adult Spanish and Mandarin classes as well as interviews with world language teachers. Analysis of interview data reveals how educators and adult…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Reading
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Amevuvor, Jocelyn; Hafer, Greg – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Latrinalia consists of pictures and messages written on bathroom stalls (Dundes, 1966). Much of the research on latrinalia has focused on how people using men's and women's restrooms constructed those restrooms differently (Arluke, Kutakoff, & Levin, 1987; Bartholome & Snyder, 2004; Dundes, 1966; Kinsey et al., 1998). The authors look at…
Descriptors: Sanitary Facilities, Illustrations, Written Language, Females
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Tinker Sachs, Gertrude; McGrail, Ewa; Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Dukes, Nicole Denise; Walsh Zackery, Kathleen – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
In this research, literacy scholars present the voices of the people who live in the parks near their state capital and university in a south-eastern city in the United States. Through the recorded, transcribed and analyzed conversations, we report the literacy practices of the people in the parks and their insights into the nested state and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Scholarship, Barriers, Empowerment
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Martin, Adrian D. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The increasing placement of English learners (ELs) in mainstream classrooms in conjunction with scant attention given to teaching these students in preservice education and professional development suggests a need to better understand how mainstream teachers understand their professional identities as teachers of these students. The purpose of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, Professional Identity, Language Usage
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López López, Giovani; Martinez Franco, Sandra Patricia; Yazan, Bedrettin – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
This paper explores the presence of Spanish form of address vos in the university Spanish classroom discourse from the perspective of Language Management Theory. Under this model, language management is understood as any type of activity that influences language or communication, in other words, language or language use (Nekvapil & Sherman,…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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