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Canagarajah, Suresh – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Defines what is meant by the term "local knowledge." Suggests that there are certain assumptions that characterize the term: it is context bound, community specific, and nonsystematic because it is generated through social practice in everyday life. Introduces this special issue of the journal. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, English (Second Language), Knowledge Level, Language Teachers
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Lin, Angel; Wang, Wendy; Akamatsu, Nobuhiko; Riazi, A. Mehdi – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Analyzes autobiographical narratives and uses the collective story as a format to tell personal stories of learning and teaching English in different sociocultural contexts. Discusses how local, socioculturally-situated knowledge can contribute to the knowledge of the discipline and a re-visioning of the field. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Context Effect, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Starfield, Sue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Discusses two student essays on the same topic, one of which is very successful, whereas the other fails to pass. Argues that the successful student is able to construct a powerful authoritative textual and discoursal identity for himself. Uses systemic functional grammar to demonstrate how he has recourse to the linguistic features of authority…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Essays, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Examines whether the human rights approach to language planning and policy promotes equity for diverse students populations. Assesses to what extent governments show respect for human rights by ratifying human rights' documents, discusses aspects of implementation and assesses government claims on national and immigrant minority education, and…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Ryon, Dominique – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Uses Foucault's work on knowledge and power to show that the politics of language and of researching it are closely related. A study of Cajun French argues that language loss is a social as well as a discursive process and that academic knowledge and discourse both play a significant role in language politics. Advocates the use of local knowledge…
Descriptors: French, Knowledge Level, Language Skill Attrition, Politics
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Pita, Marianne D.; Utakis, Sharon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Suggests the increasingly transnational character of many immigrant communities necessitates changes in educational policy. Using the Dominican neighborhoods in New York City, examines the economic, political, social, cultural, and linguistic evidence of the transnationalism of this community. A case is made for bilingual, bicultural programs that…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Belz, Julie A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Links three areas that have recently attracted interest in second language (L2) acquisition and applied linguistics research: 1) first language use in adult foreign language study; 2) adult second language play; 3) adult language learner identity. Suggests a new role for adult form-based L2 play in which play functions in the acquisition of L2…
Descriptors: Adults, Applied Linguistics, Language Research, Language Usage
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Reagan, Timothy – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Foucault's concept of "archeological thinking" as a means of "making it possible to think difference" is used as an organizing framework for conceptualizing the conflict between the multiple, competing social and individual constructions of deaf identity. Emphasizes the social, political, and educational implications of the…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Sign Language
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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
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Morgan, Brian D. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Examines a number of conceptual priorities for critical practice and their potential application in community-based English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs. Argues that community-based ESL pedagogies should be informed by educational discourses that are more socially and ideologically focused. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Community Programs, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Brutt-Griffler, Janina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Examines language policy in two British colonies--Basutoland (Lesotho) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Finds that mother tongue education and the concomitant restriction of the teaching of English for the working classes in these colonial contexts constituted a form of industrial education.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Colonialism, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Public Policy
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