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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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Ahn, So-Yeon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This study investigates the concept of teacher identity of native-English speakers in South Korea by examining public texts, mainly English immersion camp advertisements and teacher recruitment materials. To this end, a social semiotic multimodal analysis was employed to scrutinize how these public narratives and visual images, populated with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Mose, Peter N.; Kaschula, Russell H. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The language in education policy in Kenya recommends mother tongue education in primary school learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the development of mother tongues as academic languages at the lower primary section in which the languages are supposed to be used. The exploration was on the functions they play in classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Native Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, African Languages
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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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Ahn, Elise S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In 1937, Soviet Koreans from the Far East were forcibly relocated by Stalin to Central Asia. This narrative of expulsion and deportation is used to explain the residence of Koreans in present-day Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. First, this article maps out the historical backdrop that has broadly shaped the Kazakhstani Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Migration, History, Immigrants
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Lee, Vivian; Gyogi, Eiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
In light of the move towards a bi/multilingual turn and recent reevaluation of translation in the field of applied linguistics, this article looks at the translation of culture-specific lexis (CSL) and its role in developing learners' intercultural discussion and reflection. It examines learning journals kept by students in two different contexts,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Classroom Communication, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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Paciocco, Adua – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Italian-schooled Chinese migrant youth in Prato enact a Chinese diasporic identity which develops as a result of the diasporic stance they manifest through Mandarin-speaking practice, in addition to other practices associated with Mandarin. Being children of Chinese migrants with limited Italian literacy, the youth speak a Chinese dialect and…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Usage
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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article was prompted by my experience teaching a Japanese university English course in which students journaled about their English learning. In doing so, they drew heavily upon perceived membership in an imagined community associated with being Japanese as a means to explain their relationship with English. Analyzing this body of students'…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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García, Ofelia – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Translanguaging pedagogies are considered here as mechanisms that work against the normalizing ideology of monolingual and monoglossic school language. In so doing, we consider how this restrictive view of school language and of language education policy has served to minoritize bilingual students and act as an instrument to exert…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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