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Canagarajah, Suresh – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study focuses on the ways youth in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Canada, Britain, and the United States construct their ethnic identity when proficiency in their heritage language is limited. Though these youth claim only rudimentary proficiency in Tamil and identify English as their dominant language, they are nonetheless able to claim…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Dravidian Languages
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Canagarajah, Suresh – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Defines what is meant by the term "local knowledge." Suggests that there are certain assumptions that characterize the term: it is context bound, community specific, and nonsystematic because it is generated through social practice in everyday life. Introduces this special issue of the journal. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, English (Second Language), Knowledge Level, Language Teachers