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Wallace, Kendra R. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
The article considers the contributions of Gee's Discourse theory to the study of multiethnic identity among mixed heritage students. By framing experience within social context, activity, and interaction, I argue that Discourse theory facilitates a conceptualization of ethnic identity as a situated phenomenon emerging at the intersection of the…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Ethnicity, Heritage Education, Cultural Background
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Modiano, Marko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
A discussion of globalization is presented that focuses on the pros and cons of English spread. The postcolonial theoretical basis for promoting the status of second-language varieties of English, and how this impacts on the foreign-language speaker of English in the European Union, is investigated. Three primary factors, linguistic…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Skapoulli, Elena – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
This study traces the ways in which an Arabic-speaking immigrant girl in Cyprus positions herself towards the different gender ideologies that she encounters at home and in school. Through Nadia's linguistic choices and discursive strategies we come to see how competing gender codes, meeting at the crossroads of geographic, linguistic, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Ethnicity
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Vitanova, Gergana – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
Drawing on the narratives of four East European couples, this article offers a discourse-centered analysis of their gendered experiences in the second language (L2). The analysis of the data integrates critical feminist perspectives with a Bakhtinian lens to language and the self. Espousing Bakhtin's concepts of dialogue, answerability, and…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Warriner, Doris – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
Recent studies of second language learning and language contact in bilingual and multilingual communities have been informed by feminist poststructuralist approaches to the study of language, gender, and identity (Cameron, 1997; Cameron, Frazer, Harvey, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992; Eckert & McConnell-Ginet, 1992; Erhlich, 1997; Norton, 2000;…
Descriptors: Females, Refugees, Immigrants, Second Language Learning
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Menard-Warwick, Julia – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
Based on a qualitative study of Latin American adults enrolled in a California English as a second language (ESL) program, this article examines the ways in which gender as a social construct mediates learners' decisions and opportunities to learn English. In narratives audiotaped during life-history interviews, participants shared their varying…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Ideology, Immigrants, Second Languages
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Pavlenko, Aneta – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Examines imagined professional and linguistic communities available to preservice and inservice English-as-a-Second-Language and English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers enrolled in one TESOL program. Discursive analysis of students' positioning in their linguistic autobiographies suggests that the traditional discourse of linguistic competence…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Native Speakers
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Dagenais, Diane – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Applies constructs of language as economic and symbolic capital, transnationalism, investment, and imagined community to analysis of interviews with immigrant parents living in Vancouver, Canada. These parents promote multilingualism by maintaining their family language and enrolling their children in French immersion programs. Argues they view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants
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Silberstein, Sandra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Argues for a complex and contradictory presentation of culture in the language classroom. Uses theories of nationalism to examine treatment of the O.J. Simpson case. Coverage from popular news magazines is read through the lens of anthropology and of literary and social theory. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Education, Nationalism, News Reporting
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Beynon, June; Ilieva, Roumiana; Dichupa, Marela; Hirji, Shemina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Focuses on how teachers of minority ancestries construct and represent their family language identities. Drawing on poststructural, postcolonial and sociocultural theory on culture, identity, and language, examined the complex nature of linguistic identities of 25 teachers of Chinese and 20 teachers of Punjabi ancestries. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Chinese, Context Effect, Equal Education, Heritage Education
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Stritikus, Tom T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Traces ways that literacy and language policy are translated into classroom practice through the examination of a single case. Demonstrates that the role teachers play in the process can best be understood by considering a variety of factors that have been advanced in policy research to explain variations in policy implementation. Presents…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Literacy
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Kim, Lee Su – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Presents findings of a qualitative research study that set out to investigate the relation between language and the sociocultural identities of individuals learning English as a Second Language (ESL). Focus is on how English impacts the construction of sociocultural identities of Malaysian ESL speakers. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
The teaching of grammar has recently reemerged in Singapore as a topic within the English teaching profession and in public discourse about education. Debates about the role of grammar in political discussions and in popular media typically proceed in terms of a crisis and falling standards. Focuses on ways this discourse of crisis constructs…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Standardization
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Ronesi, Lynne Marie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Examines the prosocial potential of a cooperative learning content-based English-as-a-Second-Language program in which native born and immigrant undergraduate pairs work to develop the immigrant students' academic English. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Students, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
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Van Deusen-Scholl, Nelleke – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Argues that the concepts of heritage language and heritage learner need clarification and should be placed within a larger national policy perspective. Examines pedagogical and sociopolitical issues surrounding the current heritage language debate from a crosscultural and historical perspective. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Heritage Education, Public Policy
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