A Critical Examination of Language and Community

Edited by:
Paul Chamness Miller
Brian G. Rubrecht
Erin A. Mikulec, Illinois State University
Cuhullan Tsuyoshi McGivern

A volume in the series: Readings in Language Studies. Editor(s): John L Watzke, International Society for Language Studies, Inc.. John W. Schwieter, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Published 2022

A Critical Examination of Language and Community is the sixth volume of the Readings in Language Studies series published by the International Society for Language Studies, Inc. Edited by Paul Chamness Miller, Brian G. Rubrecht, Erin A. Mikulec, and Cu-Hullan Tsuyoshi McGivern, volume six sustains the society’s mission to organize and disseminate the work of its contributing members through peer-reviewed publications. The book presents international perspectives on language and community through a variety of themes. A resource for scholars and students, A Critical Examination of Language and Community represents the latest scholarship in new and emergent areas of inquiry. Readings in Language Studies, Volume 6: A Critical Examination of Language and Community features international contributions that represent state-of-the-field reviews, multi-disciplinary perspectives, theory-driven syntheses of current scholarship, reports of new empirical research, and critical discussions of major topics centered on the intersection of language and community. Consistent with the mission of ISLS, the collection of 14 chapters in this volume seeks to “bridge arbitrary disciplinary territories and provide a forum for both theoretical and empirical research, from existing and emergent research methodologies, for exploring the relationships among language, power, discourses, and social practices.”

Introduction. Language Rights for Minorities and the Right to Code-Switch in the United States Workplace, Eduardo D. Faingold. Do Experiences of Teaching Abroad Impact Identity Transformation in Second Language Teachers? Keiko Kitade. Language Engineering in Totalitarian Regimes: Controlling Belief and Behavior Through Language, Timothy G. Reagan. Dramaturgical Critical Analysis: A Case for Performance Plays to Stage Critical Multicultural Analysis of Literature, Paulo Andreas Oemig. Critical Sociolinguistics and Commodification: Studying English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, Gerrard Mugford. (Mis)understanding in the Language Classroom: The Case of a Japanese Student and a Brazilian English Language Teacher, Priscila Leal. Researching College Community Services Engages Isolated Foreign-Born English Language Learners in Campus Life, Bettina P. Murray. Testing the Grounds of Reciprocity and Multilingualism: Forays into Writing Collaborations among L2 and L1 Writers, Mary Jeannot and John Eliason. Hispanic Settlement in Rural Settings: The Role of Language in Adaptation, María Cristina Montoya and Ho Hon Leung. Critical Analysis of Nation-Building and Maintenance Through Discourse: Transition in Slovenia, Anton Vegel. The Benefits of Play-Based Learning in a Native American Community, Thomas M. Hill, Jr. Discourse, Globalization, and the Translocalization of Gangspeak: Evidence from Trinidad, Renée Figuera and Wendell C. Wallace. Reaching Outside the Classroom: A Qualitative Look at the Effects of Community on the Heritage Language Development of University Students, N. Ariana Mrak. Literacy Practices and Identity Construct: A Critical Discourse Analysis with an SFL Perspective, Leonor Juárez García. About the Editors. About the Contributors.