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Slocum, Audra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article centers on the discursive moves that two adolescent girls in rural Appalachia use to negotiate dominant discourses regarding Appalachian identity and language. The data is drawn from a year-long critical ethnographic teacher-researcher study in a senior English class located within a rural high school in the Appalachian region of the…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Rural Areas
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Kim, Deoksoon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The strength of English learners' second language reading is closely associated with academic success. Using qualitative research methods and verbal protocols, this study examines four elementary-level English learners' uses of reading strategies and describes how each English learner employs these strategies while reading both culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Han, Huamei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Based on a larger ethnography, this article explores intergenerational relationships between First-Generation Immigrants and Second-Generation youth and focuses on psychological damages (Piller, 2016), particularly "linguistic injuries," within a new "mainland" Chinese church in Canada. Specifically, I show why…
Descriptors: Churches, Ethnography, Immigrants, Asians
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Han, Huamei; Varghese, Manka – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The teaching and learning of languages has been mainly investigated within educational institutions, especially by applied linguists. However, religious spaces such as churches and church related programs have historically and contemporarily served as important alternative spaces for such teaching and learning to take place. At the same time, such…
Descriptors: Christianity, Language Attitudes, Socialization, Self Concept
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Kim, Eun-Yong – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Drawing from a larger ethnography of North Korean young adults learning English in Christian educational programs in South Korea, this article explores the power relations between evangelicals and minority people and the political economy of missionary English teaching. This article follows Christian educational programs that provided various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography, Sociolinguistics
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Rudwick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
After centuries of "Eurocentric" linguistic ideology, the South African government has formulated African language development and multilingualism as one priority in the education system. While only English, and decreasingly Afrikaans, are the only "established" languages of instruction at tertiary level, most universities in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Politics of Education, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Dong, Jie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article investigates the identity construction process of China's rural-urban migrant children through analyses of their discourses and of their use of language. Rural children have relocated to the urban centers with their parents on a massive scale over the past decades as China has undergone rapid economic changes. Many migrant children…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Rural to Urban Migration, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Bui, Thuy Thi Ngoc – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Drawing on the recent call for repositioning youth as creative and responsible agents in language and education research (e. g., McCarty & Wyman, 2009) and the notion of engaged ethnography (e.g., Davis & Phyak, 2015), the researcher engaged 16 minority student youth in a remote mountainous province in Vietnam in interrogating the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Vietnamese People, Ethnography, Rural Areas
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Jonsson, Rickard – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
During the last decade, Sweden has witnessed a significant increase in public attention concerning the following interrelated linguistic phenomena: (a) a linguistic style labelled "Rinkeby Swedish," (b) specific "Rinkeby Swedish words" that have been perceived as disparaging in Swedish public debate, and (c) a specific young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Urban Youth, Language Styles
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Lin, Angel M. Y.; He, Peichang – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
In this article, the role of translanguaging in facilitating content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is examined in connection with the notion of academic language across the curriculum in multilingual contexts. Ethnographic naturalistic observations and interviews were conducted to analyse translanguaging in the dynamic flow of…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Fones, Aliza; Merchant, Natasha Hakimali; Kim, Mee Joo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Political discourse on immigration policy often provides a window into a society's boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. Here, we seek to understand how those in liminal positions respond to political debates that raise issues of boundary maintenance. Drawing from Bakhtinian concepts of "authoritative" and "internally persuasive…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Public Policy, Adolescents, Presidents
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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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Huang, Enmou – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article reports the findings of a sociolinguistic ethnographic inquiry into the constructions of internal rural-to-urban migrant students by one urban public school in China, and how these students positioned themselves to these constructions against the background of the school's neoliberal transformation. This inquiry finds that, due to the…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Migrants, Neoliberalism, Urban Schools
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; De Korne, Haley; Weinberg, Miranda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The experiences of a community of people learning and teaching Lenape in Pennsylvania provide insights into the complexities of current ways of talking and acting about language reclamation. We illustrate how Native and non-Native participants in a university-based Indigenous language class constructed language, identity, and place in nuanced ways…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Maintenance
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