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Bhattacharya, Usree – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The prevailing scholarship on Indians' beliefs about English has, with few exceptions, largely failed to capture ideological resistance. Given the supremacy of English within the hierarchically ordered and unequal linguistic landscape in India, this study intervenes within this limited area of research. This investigation excavates ideologies of…
Descriptors: Indians, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Humor
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Sandhu, Priti – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
Through a close analysis of an Indian woman's unsuccessful romance narrative, this article examines how class-based ideologies and prejudices concerning English and vernacular medium education sustain and perpetuate dismissive and disparaging attitudes toward people educated in the vernacular. The analysis utilizes theoretical understandings of…
Descriptors: Indians, Intimacy, Discourse Analysis, Social Class
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Ramanathan, Vaidehi – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
Taking the case of postcolonial India, this paper explores ways in which present temporal junctures permit a probing of historical boundaries to speak of voices largely silenced from Indian historiography, namely those of British (Indian) public citizens who were committed to the assembling of "an India." In particular, the paper…
Descriptors: Historiography, Letters (Correspondence), Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Ramanathan, Vaidehi – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2005
Situated amid tertiary-level institutions in the city of Ahmedabad, in Gujarat, India, this article explores how particular ideologies countering English inform pedagogic choices made by language teachers teaching in "vernacular-medium" (VM) college classrooms. The ideologies under discussion are two linked "thought…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)