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Sauntson, Helen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Recent research into sexuality and education shows that homophobia is particularly prevalent and problematic in schools. However, little of this work has drawn on linguistic frameworks. This article uses the tactics of intersubjectivity framework to examine how a group of LGB-identified young people understand their sexuality identities in…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Canagarajah, Suresh – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study focuses on the ways youth in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Canada, Britain, and the United States construct their ethnic identity when proficiency in their heritage language is limited. Though these youth claim only rudimentary proficiency in Tamil and identify English as their dominant language, they are nonetheless able to claim…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Dravidian Languages
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Gao, Feng – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic case study that explored how Chinese learners' national identities were displayed and reconstructed through their English language-learning journeys in Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources (ethnographic observations, informal conversations, diaries, and narrative interviews), the analysis focuses on the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Diaries, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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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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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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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