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Poler Kovacic, Melita; Zgrabljic Rotar, Nada; Erjavec, Karmen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
New information and communication technologies were widely perceived as something that would lead post-socialist European countries towards the technologically developed information society. In this article, a critical perspective is taken in examining information literacy as an ideological form. The deconstruction of ideological practice was…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Genealogy
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Blum, Avram; Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This discussion draws attention to the discriminatory efforts of policymakers in Arizona to professionally marginalize public school teachers deemed to have an accent. In addition to debunking the linguistic and pedagogic validity of this policy, we emphasize the role of the media in the (re)construction and justification of language ideologies…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Politics of Education
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Angouri, Jo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
The article reports on the preliminary findings of a project on the constructions of "Greekness" in modern diasporas. The discussion draws on data from the self-identified Greek community of Wellington, New Zealand. Interview data, ethnographic diaries, and everyday real-life spoken interactions were collected. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Diaries, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Brown, Maia S.; Silberstein, Sandra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This article explores the writings of four prominent Jewish American thinkers, propounding conflicting Zionist and anti-Zionist perspectives, from two different eras. Rhetorics invoked by both generations complicate the notion of a "homeland" and a teleology of return. Throughout, we take a critical approach to discourse analysis, seeing…
Descriptors: Jews, Multilingualism, Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric
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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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Choi, Julie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
I interrogate my personal diaries documenting my life in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney over a 20-year period. Taking bearings from Bakhtinian thoughts, I explore the emergence of my post-diasporic identity as a second generation Korean American through watching South Korean dramas. By conversing with journals kept over a 20-year period, I…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Korean Americans, Korean, Diaries
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Han, Huamei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
Based on a four-year ethnography and informed by poststructuralist theories of identity and language, this article examines how, through lived settlement experiences in Canada, a young man from Mainland China gradually became an immigrant in the folk sense of the term. Though he was considered a success in terms of the diaspora community, he was…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Zhang, Donghui – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This ethnographic study investigated heritage language maintenance among two distinct groups of Chinese immigrant families (Mandarin and Fujianese) from the social network perspective. The results indicated that a co-ethnic network could be a double-edged sword, which works differently on children from different social classes. While the Mandarin…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Social Class, Ethnography, Mandarin Chinese
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Chang, Yu-Jung – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
The growing participation of nonnative English-speaking (NNES) international students in English-speaking graduate schools has prompted scholars to explore the different challenges (i.e., linguistic, social, and financial) that complicate these students' academic pursuits. The analyses offered by previous studies have often focused on students'…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Academic Achievement, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students
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White, John Wesley – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
When trying to utilize class discussions as an effective pedagogical tool, teachers need to be aware of the conflicts that may arise due to issues of personal and cultural representation, linguistic differences, and misunderstandings of the tacit "rules" for participation. Because of cultural and linguistic variances in student populations, not…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Linguistics, Student Participation, Grading
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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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Ngo, Bic; Leet-Otley, Jill – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
In this article, we draw on research with Hmong American community members to contribute to a more complex understanding of Hmong culture. Specifically, in a critical discourse analysis of interviews with 3 influential Hmong American politicians, we highlight the divergent perspectives on early marriage, Hmong gender norms, and the struggles of…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Discourse Analysis, Asian Americans, Policy Formation
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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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Collier, Shartriya – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
Characterized by both cultural and gender-based barriers to English language learning, language learning is a continual process of identity renegotiation, as several theorists have argued. While this identity renegotiation has been explored for women who assume the roles of wives, daughters, and employees, less attention has been directed to the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Role, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Sophocleous, Andry – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This study investigates the complex interplay between national and local objectives of formal education in the bidialectal context of Cyprus. Even though the state and the Ministry of Education and Culture urge teachers to employ the standard language variety in education, the dialect is often used as a medium of interaction and even instruction…
Descriptors: Dialects, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries, Standard Spoken Usage
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