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Warner, Chantelle – AILA Review, 2018
In the ten years since the Modern Language Association published their report, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (2007) dissatisfaction with the "two-tiered configuration" of US foreign language departments has become increasingly vocal. While the target of the criticism is often the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Departments
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Pérez-Milans, Miguel; Soto, Carlos – AILA Review, 2016
This article engages with Archer's call to further research on reflexivity and social change under conditions of late modernity (2007, 2010, 2012) from the perspective of existing work on reflexive discourse in the language disciplines (Silverstein 1976, Lucy 1993). Drawing from a linguistic ethnography of the networked trajectories of a group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Asians, Sociolinguistics
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Van Lancker, Inge – AILA Review, 2016
The socio-cultural conditions of late modernity induce a "reflexive imperative" amongst young people, which also results in metapragmatic and metalinguistic behaviour, as has been demonstrated by linguistic ethnographers (LE). However, recent LE studies on reflexivity in Western European settings have mainly focused on how groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Lu, Luke – AILA Review, 2016
This paper draws on a Linguistic Ethnography (Blommaert & Rampton 2011) of a group of academically elite students in Singapore. The group comprises locals born in Singapore, as well as immigrants from China and Vietnam. My informants all attended a top-ranked secondary school in Singapore. I present data from interviews and a focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Reputation
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De Costa, Peter I.; Tigchelaar, Magda; Cui, Yaqiong – AILA Review, 2016
Following Sayer's (2010) examination of reflexivity and habitus, we focus on the "transnational habitus" (Darvin & Norton 2015) of Aaron, a Chinese international student at a U.S. university. Specifically, we examine how he wrestled with being identified as an ESL learner despite having attended a U.S. high school. Also exploring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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McKinney, Carolyn – AILA Review, 2015
This paper focuses on the lack of impact on language education of recent paradigm shifts in the study of language and society such as the recognition of the ideology of language[s] as stable, discrete or bounded entities and the reality of heteroglossic languaging and semiotic practices in everyday life. Using South Africa as a case, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Monolingualism, Multilingualism
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Perrin, Daniel – AILA Review, 2013
Drawing on a case study of newswriting, this article presents media linguistics as a subdiscipline of applied linguistics (AL), dealing with a distinctive field of language use. Language in the media is characterized by specific environments, functions, and structures. Medialinguistic research, however, tends to overcome disciplinary boundaries.…
Descriptors: News Writing, Case Studies, Applied Linguistics, Language Usage
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Airey, John – AILA Review, 2012
From a disciplinary discourse perspective, all university courses can be said to involve content and language integrated learning (CLIL) even in monolingual settings. Clearly, however, things become much more complex when two or more languages are involved in teaching and learning. The aim of this paper is to introduce readers to the linguistic…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Llopis-Garcia, Reyes – AILA Review, 2010
This paper presents a series of experiments that tested the usefulness of teaching Spanish mood using an approach to Cognitive Grammar specifically developed for the foreign language classroom: "Operational Grammar." Mood selection is one of the most difficult aspects of learning Spanish as a FL, and it is one of the last features…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, Psychological Patterns, Grammar
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Lewis, W. Gwyn – AILA Review, 2008
In Wales, bilingual education in Welsh and English has an increasingly high profile and Wales shares international leadership of bilingual education policies and practices alongside other countries where bilingual education flourishes. Ever since the first designated Welsh-medium primary school was opened in 1939, Welsh-medium and bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Welsh, English
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Flowerdew, John – AILA Review, 2007
As a symptom of globalization and the marketization of the universities, more and more scholars, many or most, of whom use English as an additional language (EAL), are being required to published in English. This article presents some qualitative data which highlights some of the difficulties encountered by such writers. It first discusses a…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Publishing Industry, English (Second Language)