Language and Power
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.
The International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) introduces its second volume in the series Readings in Language Studies with Language and Power, a text that represents international perspectives on power and bilingualism, identity in professions, media, the learner, and pedagogy. Founded in 2002, ISLS is a world-wide organization of volunteers, scholars and practitioners committed to critical, interdisciplinary, and emergent approaches to language studies.
Introduction. SECTION I: LANGUAGE AND POWER IN BILINGUALISM. Powerless in Policy, Powerful in Practice: Critical Insights on Pedagogical Code Switching in the Philippine Context, Paolo Nino M. Valdez. Empowering Spanish/English Speakers in the United States: Reclaiming Their Bilingualism, N. Ariana Mrak. The Power of Powerless Linguistic Particles: Their Pragmatic Impact on Bilingual Hearings, Marjorie Zambrano-Paff. Language and Power in Healthcare: Towards a Theory of Language Barriers Among Linguistic Minorities in the United States, Glenn A. Martínez. Establishing and Preventing Forks in the Road: Exploring Bilingual Education Programs for Indigenous Communities in Ecuador, Miguel Mantero & Lorena Alvear. Describing and Perceiving Sexual Orientation Based on Linguistic Cues: At the Crossroads of Bilingualism and Language Acquisition, John W. Schwieter. SECTION II: LANGUAGE, POWER, AND IDENTITY IN PROFESSIONS. Myths, Memories and “Chasing Stories”: Exploring Professional Identity in the Narratives of University Language Teachers, Christine Savvidou. Resisting Globalisation: Empowering Mexican English-Language Teachers, Gerrard Mugford. Language and Power Issues in HIV/Aids: Some Evidence, Challenges and Solutions From South African Research, Claire Penn. SECTION III: LANGUAGE AND POWER IN MEDIA. Identity and Power in Online Communities of Practice: Working in the Extreme Margins of a Celebrity Gossip Blogsite, Brian Meadows & Linda Waugh. Power, Emotions and Agency in Political Discourse, Antonio Reyes. Discourse Practices of De-Humanization in the Representation of Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S. Press, Roxana Delbene. Discourse, Power and Identity, Meral Çileli. SECTION IV: LANGUAGE, POWER, AND THE LEARNER. Liberal Education, the “Educated Person” and Foreign Language Study: Revisiting an Ideal, Timothy Reagan. Venturing Into/Through Language and Power: Japanese Women and English as Capital, Aya Kitamura. Linguistic Ideologies, Power and Identity in the University Italian Language Classroom and Beyond: Italian Canadian Youths’ Discursive Construction of Italianness, Frances Giampapa. Discovering Self Preferences and Interculturality: Japanese Host Families and Korean Learners of Japanese in Dinnertime Conversations, Erica Zimmerman. SECTION V: LANGUAGE, POWER, AND PEDAGOGY. Proposing Compulsory Study Abroad and Language Learning in Elementary Through University Education: Resisting Abstraction in the Dialogic Space Abroad, Jason Goulah. Flexible Citizenship and Learning English: The Case of a Korean ESL Learner, Peter I. De Costa. Discourse and Literacy Practices at a Bilingual University in Turkey, Alev Ozbilgin. Language Attitudes and Accentedness: A Study of Kurds Learning Turkish, Nihat Polat. Do Pronunciation Preferences Have the Power to Motivate? Examining Non-English Major Japanese University Students’ Perceptions of English Accents, Brian G. Rubrecht. The Influence of the Second Language Methods Course in Learning to Teach Culture: Towards the Development of a Teaching Philosophy, David R. Byrd. Index. About the Contributors.
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