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Pennycook, Alastair – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2007
This article addresses the relationship between the call for authenticity, its relocalization in other contexts, and the use of English. Hip-hop forces us to confront some of the conflictual discourses of authenticity and locality, from those that insist that African American hip-hop is the only real variety and that all other forms are…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Social Environment, Cultural Context, Social Attitudes
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Pennycook, Alastair; Makoni, Sinfree – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2005
Christian missionaries have played a crucial role not only in assisting past and current forms of colonialism and neocolonialism, not only in attacking and destroying other ways of being, but also in terms of the language effects their projects have engendered. The choices missionaries have made to use local or European languages have been far…
Descriptors: Christianity, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
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Chandrasoma, Ranamukalage; Thompson, Celia; Pennycook, Alastair – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
The debate about what constitutes plagiarism and how it should be dealt with in the academy continues to gain momentum. The response from many higher education institutions is to channel ever-increasing amounts of resources into plagiarism detection technologies, rather than trying to ascertain why plagiarism might be occurring in the first place.…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Plagiarism, Higher Education, Cheating