ERIC Number: EJ1201426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
English in the Key of Babel: Feeling, Affecting, and Performing Language
Barros, Sandro R.
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v15 n2 p193-214 2018
What is at stake for multilingual subjects when English becomes a site of conflicting emotions about being in/with the world? What does it mean to understand, negotiate with, and perform the meaning of English as a global curriculum, a lingua franca, a "thing" of the senses, and a desire awakened by narratives feeding into and being fed by discourses of power, appropriateness, globalization, and cosmopolitanism? In this performative auto/ethnography, I enact twenty years of data collected and organized in the feeling, teaching, studying, and experiencing of English through transnational encounters in classrooms, workplaces, immigration centers, and on the streets of the so-called "developed" and "underdeveloped" nations.
Descriptors: English, Multilingualism, Emotional Response, Global Approach, Language Usage, Power Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; United States