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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
When instructing reading and composition, teachers should have students write down dictated vocabulary, short phrases, simple sentences, etc., occasionally modifying these, in order to deepen their understanding of how "kana" (i.e., phonetic characters) and vocabulary are used. This can be broken down into the following four activities: (1)…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Lamoureux, Sylvie A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
In this article, the author reflects on the transitions she has navigated since 2005 and offers insight into elements of research relationships. As she guides and accompanies a new generation of qualitative researchers planning and experiencing their fieldwork, the need for writing that addresses the complexities of "the intersubjectivity of the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Cultural Awareness, Role, Ethnology
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Yancy, George – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
On December 18, 1996, a controversial resolution was passed by the Board of Education of Oakland, California that recognized the legitimacy and significance of Ebonics in the cultural lives and in the education of African American children. The resolution, which was eventually amended, particularly around the implications that Ebonics was a…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Black Dialects, Boards of Education
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Cooke, Melanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This article draws on three in-depth interviews with teenage migrants, two asylum seekers and one from Portugal. The interviews reveal experiences particular to young new arrivals attempting to find ways of being in a global city where they find themselves living in multicultural localities that are occasionally the sites of conflict as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Interviews, Immigrants
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Wallace, Catherine – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
In this article, I examine the manner in which identity impacts on literacy practices, with reference to two 9-year-old girls and two 15-year-old boys who speak or have access to two or more languages. The younger children were part of a year-long study of the British National Literacy Strategy (Wallace, 2005). The older two were interviewed in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism
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Blommaert, Jan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This commentary was written after the May Day of 2006, which hundreds of thousands of Latino immigrants in the United States used to protest against their predicament. As a largely "illegal," hence invisible and unrecognized minority, they find themselves in extremely vulnerable positions in the labour, housing, and political markets,…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans
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Preece, Sian – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
In this article I explore how a group of female university students, mostly British Asian and in their late teens and early twenties, perform femininities in talk about heritage languages. I argue that analysis of this talk reveals ways in which the participants enact "culturally intelligible" gendered subject positions. This frequently…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Cultural Traits, Sexual Identity
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Li, Xuemei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2007
In this discussion, the author highlights the relationship between language and identity by discussing notions such as language as a symbolic resource (Heller, 1995) and language as a badge of identity (Buruma, 2003) in a society. The reasons why a number of bilingual writers have decided to write in their second languages are explored, and issues…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Bilingualism, Authors, Identification (Psychology)
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Wallace, Kendra R. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
The article considers the contributions of Gee's Discourse theory to the study of multiethnic identity among mixed heritage students. By framing experience within social context, activity, and interaction, I argue that Discourse theory facilitates a conceptualization of ethnic identity as a situated phenomenon emerging at the intersection of the…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Ethnicity, Heritage Education, Cultural Background
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Vitanova, Gergana – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
Drawing on the narratives of four East European couples, this article offers a discourse-centered analysis of their gendered experiences in the second language (L2). The analysis of the data integrates critical feminist perspectives with a Bakhtinian lens to language and the self. Espousing Bakhtin's concepts of dialogue, answerability, and…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dagenais, Diane – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Applies constructs of language as economic and symbolic capital, transnationalism, investment, and imagined community to analysis of interviews with immigrant parents living in Vancouver, Canada. These parents promote multilingualism by maintaining their family language and enrolling their children in French immersion programs. Argues they view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants
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Stritikus, Tom T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Traces ways that literacy and language policy are translated into classroom practice through the examination of a single case. Demonstrates that the role teachers play in the process can best be understood by considering a variety of factors that have been advanced in policy research to explain variations in policy implementation. Presents…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Literacy
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Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
The teaching of grammar has recently reemerged in Singapore as a topic within the English teaching profession and in public discourse about education. Debates about the role of grammar in political discussions and in popular media typically proceed in terms of a crisis and falling standards. Focuses on ways this discourse of crisis constructs…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Standardization
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Van Deusen-Scholl, Nelleke – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Argues that the concepts of heritage language and heritage learner need clarification and should be placed within a larger national policy perspective. Examines pedagogical and sociopolitical issues surrounding the current heritage language debate from a crosscultural and historical perspective. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Heritage Education, Public Policy
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Hall, Kathleen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Discusses the paradox involved in constructing a language policy: language is invoked as a reified object associated with essentialist constructs of identity to stand for much more complex and changing patterns of language use. Considers this paradox from the perspective of a campaign led by Sikh parents to have Punjabi introduced into curriculum…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Parent Role
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