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Blackledge, Adrian; Creese, Angela – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
This article adopts a Bakhtinian analysis to understand the complexities of discourse in language-learning classrooms. Drawing on empirical data from two of four linked case studies in a larger, ESRC-funded project, we argue that students learning in complementary (also known as community language, supplementary, or heritage language) schools…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Case Studies, Parody, Multilingualism
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Blackledge, Adrian – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Reports of racist violence in Britain identified a prevailing institutionalized racism and social segregation. Presents an analysis of authoritative educational discourse in the form of school inspection reports, focusing the cultural practice of minority ethnic families visiting their heritage country. Using critical discourse analysis, suggests…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups
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Blackledge, Adrian – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Reviews research that has increased understanding of language ideologies and social justice in multilingual states and offers a detailed analysis of a language ideological debate in local news media. Suggests that scrutiny of the language of media elites is required before it is possible to come to a fuller understanding of the ways in which…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Ideology, Mass Media