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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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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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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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Kubota, Ryuko; Miller, Elizabeth R. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
As critical perspectives in language studies have gained legitimacy and even mainstream status in applied linguistics, it is necessary to re-examine the meaning of criticality in language studies and to re-envision criticality for further development. The authors explore criticality from several theoretical perspectives as well as from the notion…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Postmodernism
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Appleby, Roslyn; Pennycook, Alastair – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
The critical project the authors propose overturns the assumptions of human centrality that have underpinned much educational thought and practice, questions the ways in which the "human" and "nonhuman" are defined, and opens up new forms of engagement with the material, corporeal, and affective world. The authors ask how…
Descriptors: Feminism, Politics, Language Usage, Teaching Methods
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Pearson, Jayne – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
This article reports on the design and implementation of an alternative form of writing assessment in a UK English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pre-sessional course. The assessment, termed processfolio, was a response to research inquiry into how writing assessment in a local context negated student agency and inculcated disempowering models of…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Academic Discourse, Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Lau, Sunny Man Chu; Juby-Smith, Bonita; Desbiens, Isabelle – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
bell hooks's (1994) advocacy for teaching to transgress invites educators and students alike to transgress boundaries to strive for ways to know and live fully and deeply as whole human beings. The authors aim to showcase a transgressive attempt in bringing French and English into one multiage (Grades 4-6) classroom, with its two teachers--English…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Critical Literacy, English, Language Arts
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Miri, Mowla; Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Mostafaei-Alaei, Mahnaz – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
The authors report on a study aimed at exploring the role of a teacher education program (TEP) rested upon the tenets of critical pedagogy in influencing teachers' cognitions and practices concerning first-language (L1) use in second-language (L2) classrooms. Participants were 10 Iranian English as a foreign language teachers, whose cognitions…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Negative Attitudes
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Ramos, Diana Carolina; Sayer, Peter – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
The authors present three distinct cases of English-Spanish bilinguals on the U.S.-Mexico border to illustrate how legitimate and authentic language use functions as forms of symbolic capital (P. Bourdieu, 1991). Language practices in the occupational domain exemplify how varieties of English and Spanish come into contact, are negotiated, and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingualism, Professional Personnel, Geographic Location
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