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Trofimovich, Pavel; Turuševa, Larisa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
This study explored the attitudes of ethnic Latvian listeners towards Latvian-Russian bilinguals. Fifty-seven ethnic Latvians completed an identity questionnaire to obtain estimates of their ethnic beliefs and rated the speech of eight Latvian-Russian bilinguals for personal traits, judged how well social and ethnic labels apply to bilinguals, and…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Self Concept, Indo European Languages, Russian
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Zavala, Virginia – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
Based on an ethnography of a language policy in the region of Apurímac in the Peruvian Andes, I analyze the boundaries that are constructed by a community of practice of Quechua "experts" in a context where resources in the indigenous language become more valuable. Although the declared wish is to build a regional "us," Quechua…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language Planning, Communities of Practice, American Indian Languages
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Slocum, Audra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article centers on the discursive moves that two adolescent girls in rural Appalachia use to negotiate dominant discourses regarding Appalachian identity and language. The data is drawn from a year-long critical ethnographic teacher-researcher study in a senior English class located within a rural high school in the Appalachian region of the…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Rural Areas
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Ahn, So-Yeon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This study investigates the concept of teacher identity of native-English speakers in South Korea by examining public texts, mainly English immersion camp advertisements and teacher recruitment materials. To this end, a social semiotic multimodal analysis was employed to scrutinize how these public narratives and visual images, populated with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Mose, Peter N.; Kaschula, Russell H. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The language in education policy in Kenya recommends mother tongue education in primary school learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the development of mother tongues as academic languages at the lower primary section in which the languages are supposed to be used. The exploration was on the functions they play in classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Native Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, African Languages
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Soler, Josep – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This paper explores the trajectories of six young academics (early-stage researchers) currently active in the context of Swedish academia in two different fields: English Linguistics and Political Science. Through a series of narrative interviews, the analysis investigates the development of their scholarly work, the relationship with their texts,…
Descriptors: Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Menard-Warwick, Julia; Bybee, Eric Ruiz; Degollado, Enrique David; Jin, Sophia; Kehoe, Shannon; Masters, Katherine – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Our paper contends that growing awareness of the historicity of English lies at the heart of the process by which English language teachers develop "critical" identities. We compare novice teachers in three different contexts of English teaching: urban Guatemala, rural Nicaragua, and a Tibetan refugee community in India. Collectively,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Han, Huamei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Based on a larger ethnography, this article explores intergenerational relationships between First-Generation Immigrants and Second-Generation youth and focuses on psychological damages (Piller, 2016), particularly "linguistic injuries," within a new "mainland" Chinese church in Canada. Specifically, I show why…
Descriptors: Churches, Ethnography, Immigrants, Asians
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Han, Huamei; Varghese, Manka – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The teaching and learning of languages has been mainly investigated within educational institutions, especially by applied linguists. However, religious spaces such as churches and church related programs have historically and contemporarily served as important alternative spaces for such teaching and learning to take place. At the same time, such…
Descriptors: Christianity, Language Attitudes, Socialization, Self Concept
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Ahn, Elise S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In 1937, Soviet Koreans from the Far East were forcibly relocated by Stalin to Central Asia. This narrative of expulsion and deportation is used to explain the residence of Koreans in present-day Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. First, this article maps out the historical backdrop that has broadly shaped the Kazakhstani Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Migration, History, Immigrants
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Lee, Vivian; Gyogi, Eiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
In light of the move towards a bi/multilingual turn and recent reevaluation of translation in the field of applied linguistics, this article looks at the translation of culture-specific lexis (CSL) and its role in developing learners' intercultural discussion and reflection. It examines learning journals kept by students in two different contexts,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Classroom Communication, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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Paciocco, Adua – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Italian-schooled Chinese migrant youth in Prato enact a Chinese diasporic identity which develops as a result of the diasporic stance they manifest through Mandarin-speaking practice, in addition to other practices associated with Mandarin. Being children of Chinese migrants with limited Italian literacy, the youth speak a Chinese dialect and…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Usage
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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Rudwick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
After centuries of "Eurocentric" linguistic ideology, the South African government has formulated African language development and multilingualism as one priority in the education system. While only English, and decreasingly Afrikaans, are the only "established" languages of instruction at tertiary level, most universities in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Politics of Education, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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