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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