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Murphey, Tim – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
A conception of social testing is described in which students are directed to give themselves grades at two moments: first, after filling in answers that they recall alone; second, after asking others in the class for mediating help during social interaction. The first grade is an estimate of individual efforts, without social connections. The…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Recall (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Vasilopoulos, Gene; Romero, Gloria; Farzi, Reza; Shekarian, Mariana; Fleming, Douglas – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
This study examines the practicality and relevance of positive peace (Galtung, 1964) in English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher training. It focuses on a collaborative three-month study abroad program, funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council, for EFL teachers from rural communities in western China to participate in an intensive professional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Study Abroad, Power Structure
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Nalls, Irdawati Bay – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The author looks at bilingual first language acquisition Spanish-English Mexican American bilinguals across an elementary school in Colorado. Based on classroom observations, and small group and one-on-one interviews with student participants, their teachers, and immediate family members, these bilinguals reveal how their identity is compromised…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Spanish, English
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Coda, James – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Queer theory problematizes societal norms related to sex, gender, and sexuality, while resisting normalcy. The authors utilize a queer theoretical approach in analysis of participant observation in adult Spanish and Mandarin classes as well as interviews with world language teachers. Analysis of interview data reveals how educators and adult…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Reading
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Amevuvor, Jocelyn; Hafer, Greg – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Latrinalia consists of pictures and messages written on bathroom stalls (Dundes, 1966). Much of the research on latrinalia has focused on how people using men's and women's restrooms constructed those restrooms differently (Arluke, Kutakoff, & Levin, 1987; Bartholome & Snyder, 2004; Dundes, 1966; Kinsey et al., 1998). The authors look at…
Descriptors: Sanitary Facilities, Illustrations, Written Language, Females
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Tinker Sachs, Gertrude; McGrail, Ewa; Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Dukes, Nicole Denise; Walsh Zackery, Kathleen – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
In this research, literacy scholars present the voices of the people who live in the parks near their state capital and university in a south-eastern city in the United States. Through the recorded, transcribed and analyzed conversations, we report the literacy practices of the people in the parks and their insights into the nested state and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Scholarship, Barriers, Empowerment
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Martin, Adrian D. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The increasing placement of English learners (ELs) in mainstream classrooms in conjunction with scant attention given to teaching these students in preservice education and professional development suggests a need to better understand how mainstream teachers understand their professional identities as teachers of these students. The purpose of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, Professional Identity, Language Usage
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Henderson, Kathryn I. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
Researchers have identified inequities in dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) student participation, and with large-scale DLBE expansion, equitable student access is an increasingly important issue. In this study, I used a multimethod, multisite, comparative analysis to critically examine educator discourses addressing student participation…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Comparative Analysis
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Liang, Feng; Shin, Dong-shin – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The authors examine how the Mandarin-Cantonese relationship has been ideologically and discursively perceived and constructed in China's language policy and planning, and Chinese people's reaction over the years by drawing on theories in critical discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, and language ideology. Data collection includes…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Correlation
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Weekly, Robert – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2019
The author reports on a qualitative investigation of the language attitudes of multilingual British South Asian English language teachers. Data are drawn from both interviews and focus groups to demonstrate the participants underlying conception of language and their awareness and attitudes toward Indian English and how they coalesce their…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Asians, Indians
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Enright, Kerry Anne; Wong, Joanna W. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The authors examine the functions of literacy in three accountability-driven English language arts classrooms. To explore the interplay between transmission-oriented, standards-based instruction and local interpretations and uses of literacy, they employed Pennycook's (2010) notion of relocalization. The authors examine how accountability…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Qualitative Research
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Chandrasoma, Ranamukalage; Ananda, Lalith – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
In the past three decades or so, the conceptual rigor of intertextuality has exercised enormous influence on pedagogical practices. In this context, intertextuality can also be used as a means of harnessing students' critical stances that are crucial for teaching language skills. Based on eight qualitative student interviews at a university in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research
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Fleming, Douglas; Waterhouse, Monica; Bangou, Francis; Bastien, Maria – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article makes novel use of the Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts of becoming and agencement to frame qualitative research on how youth from second language immigrant families conceptualize citizenship. Even though our work here is primarily conceptual, we refer to aspects of a previously published study to concretely illustrate these concepts for…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Second Language Learning
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Harman, Ruth M.; Khote, Nihal – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The authors explore the theoretical and pedagogical premises of their critical systemic functional linguistics approach, which they developed to challenge the deficit positioning of bilingual students in the Southeast of the United States. As multilingual educators from postcolonial Ireland and India, the theoretical framework has helped the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigration, Social Differences, Academic Discourse
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Copley, Keith – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The widespread use of commercially produced coursebooks tailored to a global market remains a reality within English language teaching (ELT) across a broad range of teaching contexts. Most of these coursebooks profess to being vaguely communicative in their approach, while at the same time attempting to package and present language as a…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Course Content, Ideology, Textbook Content
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