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Gubitosi, Patricia; Medina González, Paola – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
The analysis of a community's linguistic landscape has proven to be an excellent tool not only in portraying, but also in evaluating and interpreting what languages are used in a single place (and what languages seem to be invisible), what the vitality of any of these languages is, and the relative influence that each linguistic variety within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish Speaking, Language, Power Structure
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Pennycook, Alastair – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
Critical applied linguistics remains deeply relevant today, arguably more than ever, but it needs constant renewal. This paper returns to these concerns to assess where this project has got to and where it may be headed. I review first both long-term and short-term political trends, from the rise of neoliberalism to the COVID pandemic. Next, I…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Political Influences, Neoliberalism, COVID-19
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Anderson, Roger – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
Representations of bilingualism and foreign cultures on American television merit investigation. This case study examines one fictionalized show focusing on international cooperation. CBS's Madam Secretary (2014-2019) showcased American diplomats managing international crises. Analyzing all episodes across four seasons, this study examines the…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), Bilingualism, Cultural Differences
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DuBord, Elise M.; Becker, Elizabeth – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
The language practices of Heritage Learners (HLs) of Spanish are frequently regulated and stigmatized in academic and community settings when their Spanish is perceived as deficient. By ignoring institutional structures that accelerate Spanish loss, the "inadequacy" of Latinxs' Spanish is regularly perceived to be the fault of…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Maintenance, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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Son, Youngji – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
This study investigates how a Korean immigrant child in the United States negotiates a sense of herself through the participation in a multicultural book club and critical dialogues in an out-of-school setting. Using the lens of "third space," it explores how the 7-year-old girl reveals and negotiates conflicting thoughts and ideas about…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Immigrants, Books, Clubs
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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
This article examines English and Chinese language ideologies among Vietnamese students in Taiwan, focusing on their beliefs about the value or benefits of the languages and their self-construction as reflected in these beliefs. Data were obtained from semi-structured interviews with students of English-medium programs in Taiwanese universities.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Corella, Meghan – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
Despite an increased interest in academic language in recent years, critical and sociopolitical perspectives in this area of scholarship remain scarce. This paper presents brings such perspectives to the study of academic language by proposing a framework that highlights its situated social meanings through a focus on social identities and…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Ulysse, Gerdine M.; Burns, Katharine E. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2022
This targeted, qualitative study examines language attitudes, educational language policy, and literacy in an underrepresented segment of Haiti's multilingual society. Drawing on decolonizing theory, we take a critical stance, arguing that colonial language ideologies that privilege French and disempower Kreyol are reproduced in the…
Descriptors: French, Creoles, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism
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Rodríguez, Alma D.; Musanti, Sandra I.; Cavazos, Alyssa G. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
This case study explored how the translanguaging stance of two instructors from different disciplines was reflected in their course design, instructional decision-making, and interactions with students at a large Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the state of Texas in the United States. The results of the study revealed that the instructors…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Case Studies, Decision Making
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Tarrayo, Veronico N.; Ulla, Mark B.; Lekwilai, Panya – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
This study explored perceptions of university English language teachers in Thailand regarding Thai English. Using purposive-convenience sampling, 60 teachers of English from two Thai universities answered a survey; 11 of which participated in in-depth semi-structured interviews. An analysis of the survey and interview responses indicated that…
Descriptors: Thai, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Heinrichs, Danielle H. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
This analysis is but one small fragment of a broader project exploring conceptions of response-able Spanish bilingualism in Australian secondary education. An initial thematic analysis revealed patterns and trends in the data but overlooked the nuanced, subtle differences regarding the ways in which Spanish bilingualism might be entangled with a…
Descriptors: Spanish, Bilingualism, Secondary School Students, Sociolinguistics
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Guo, Yan – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
Language policy research puts little emphasis on parental agency in language policy decision-making for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. This study investigates how migrant parents and community members interpreted and experienced the effects and outcomes of EAL policies. Through qualitative interviews with 35 migrant parents and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Planning, Decision Making, Immigrants
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Ferri, Giuliana; Magne, Viktoria – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
The current study qualitatively examines 23 interviews with English second language users focusing on their lived experiences of communicating in the context of multicultural and multilingual interactions in Montreal. The interpretative phenomenological analysis of data reveals two superordinate themes: the idealized native speaker of English and…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Ippolito, John – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
This study provides a suggestive reassessment of the extent to which levels of English language ability among adult English language learners impact their ability to get things done in talk and text as discourse in a Canadian context where English is the lingua franca. The data are drawn from a Facebook Group for linguistic minority parents who…
Descriptors: Adults, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Klimanova, Liudmila; Hellmich, Emily A. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2021
The physical environments where we work, play, live are not neutral. Importantly, place and space are infused with power: while geopolitical boundaries and state borders may delineate geographies into countries and cultures, they also impose linguistic, cultural, and political divides on peoples and communities and create power asymmetries that…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Place Based Education, Second Language Learning, Power Structure
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