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McNamara, Tim – Modern Language Journal, 2011
Discussions of multilingualism in education, as exemplified by the articles in this issue, can be critically reevaluated using perspectives available from poststructuralism. These perspectives focus on the potential ambiguity of language and language practices. This, in turn, encourages us to question simple notions of the relationship of learners…
Descriptors: Criticism, Figurative Language, Language Tests, Multilingualism
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Schleicher, Antonia Folarin – Modern Language Journal, 1997
Examines the role that Yoruba greetings play in understanding the culture of the speakers. Illustrates that these greetings not only establish an atmosphere of sociability, but also communicate cultural information and serve as value reinforcement for participants and observers. Also emphasizes that teaching greetings in Yoruba involves teaching…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education