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Tannenbaum, Michal – L2 Journal, 2015
The work of immigrant writers, whose professional identity is built around language, can deepen understandings of sociolinguistic and psychological issues, including aspects of the immigration experience; the position of language in the ideological and emotional value systems, and the significance of language for individual development. This paper…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Sociolinguistics, Psychological Characteristics, Immigration
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Davis, Kathryn A.; Phyak, Prem – L2 Journal, 2015
Recent engaged approaches to language policy and practices (Davis 2014) suggest the urgent need for "on the ground" analyses of how global forces, such as neoliberalism, can and do impact local human welfare. An engaged approach further argues for moving away from simply reporting findings towards portraying dialogic processes that are…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Language Usage, Ideology
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Jang, In Chull – L2 Journal, 2015
Young adults in South Korea are encouraged to constantly develop their skills and qualifications to meet the challenges posed by the job market in the country's neoliberal post-IMF crisis economy. This paper examines the ways in which changes in South Korea's labor market and corporate recruitment culture have affected the ideologies and practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Canale, German – L2 Journal, 2015
Neoliberal ideology attempts to make all spheres of social life play by the rules of the market (Gray, 2000), and foreign language teaching is not an exception. The hegemonic role of English in the neoliberal project breeds it as a commodity that can satisfy non-native speakers' need to access the globalized world. In the 1990s, neoliberalism…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ramírez, Andrés; Hyslop-Margison, Emery – L2 Journal, 2015
Neoliberal ideology has enjoyed tremendous success over the past thirty-five years by discursively suppressing structural dissent among working and middle class citizens of industrialized countries. The general decline in economic conditions faced by contemporary workers, coupled with the 2008 global financial crisis, forced neoliberal advocates…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Linguistics, Higher Education
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López, Dina – L2 Journal, 2015
The issue of language, specifically access to English, has emerged as a key concern for both U.S. policy-makers and immigrant communities alike. Many of these debates are framed by neoliberal and human capital perspectives, which view English as a set of skills and linguistic capital that are inextricably tied to employment opportunities and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Literacy, Civics
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Gao, Shaung; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – L2 Journal, 2015
Neoliberalism, as an ideology that valorizes and institutionalizes market-based freedom and individual entrepreneurship, derives from the logic of highly advanced capitalism, and thus must be understood in relation to the material conditions of our capitalist economy. One such material condition is space. However, the intersection of space and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism, Ideology, Rural Areas
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Campos, Julia – L2 Journal, 2015
Worldwide, education promises a better future for aspiring generations. However, our current educational landscape has been shaped by neoliberal thinking, and is thus often oriented toward economic objectives. In Germany "Bildung" is a notion coined by philosophers representing a broad liberal and critical education, and the cultural and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, German, Labor Market, Second Language Learning
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Roche, Jorg – L2 Journal, 2015
The term "Bildung" is notoriously difficult to translate. Though it is often translated as "education," this does not entirely convey its meaning nor entirely explain its use in a myriad compounds such as "Bildungssprache" (language of/for education), "Bildungsweg" (path to education),…
Descriptors: Education, Translation, Ideology, Pragmatics
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Heidt, Irene – L2 Journal, 2015
In this article, I endeavor to explore the historical dimensions of "Bildung" by first focusing on the German linguist and philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt and his theory of "Bildung." The article then addresses the transformation of Humboldt's neo-humanistic ideal into a governmentrun institutionalized "Bildung"…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Neoliberalism, Ideology, Global Approach
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Park, Gloria – L2 Journal, 2013
In this paper, I highlight four distinct but interconnected areas of my life history that I refer to as "autobiographic poetic waves." These waves are layered with the complex underpinning of racial, linguistic, gendered, classed, and professional identity politics that continue to not only liberate but also subjugate me at times. These…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, English Teachers, Scholarship, Professional Identity