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Banda, Felix; Peck, Amiena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
We draw on Rampton's "Crossing: Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents" (2014. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge) notion of "crossing" to explore contestations in ethnolinguistic, cultural and racial affiliations at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a university built for "Coloureds" in apartheid South Africa, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism
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Banda, Felix – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
This paper explores how bilingual learners and teachers challenge the monolingual discourses prescribed in language education policy and models in pursuit of voice and agency in classroom interaction. Through an examination of observation, interview and classroom interaction data in selected coloured primary and secondary schools in Cape Town, the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries
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Mohamed, Hashim Issa; Banda, Felix – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2008
The paper problematises student writing as social practice from the perspective of lecturers' discursive practices. The paper uses data from a major study at a higher learning institution in Tanzania to explore lecturers' discursive practices and familiarity with the university orders of discourse including English medium of instruction, in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Familiarity, Power Structure, Monolingualism
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Banda, Felix – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1992
The intuitions and reasoned judgments of second-language learners of English were compared on a number of semantic and syntactic phenomena in the language. Because scores on the semantic tasks were higher than on syntactic tasks, it is assumed that classroom instruction should follow the same route. (24 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: African Languages, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Linguistic Performance