Language and Society

Edited by:
Paul Chamness Miller
Hidehiro Endo, Akita International University
John L Watzke, International Society for Language Studies, Inc.
Miguel Mantero, The University of Alabama

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

Language and Society is the fifth volume of the Readings in Language Studies series published by the International Society for Language Studies, Inc. Edited by Paul Chamness Miller, Hidehiro Endo, John L. Watzke, and Miguel Mantero, volume five 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 society in three thematic sections: teaching practices & pedagogy, policy, and culture. A resource for scholars and students, Language and Society represents the latest scholarship in new and emergent areas of inquiry.

Introduction. SECTION I: LANGUAGE TEACHING PRACTICES, PEDAGOGY, AND SOCIETY. Classroom as Society: Using Peer Review to Teach an Unfamiliar Writing Style in Foreign Language Writing Instruction, Brian G. Rubrecht. A Critical Examination of Foreign-Language Individuality: Choices, Conflicts, and Dilemmas, Gerrard Mugford. Reading the Community Critically in the Digital Age: A Multiliteracies Approach, Rosa Alejandra Medina-Riveros, Luz Maribel Ramírez-Galindo, and Amparo Clavijo-Olarte. Examining the Role of Critical Pedagogy in Japanese University Students’ Desire to Learn English, Takayo Kawabe. Challenges and Transformations: Using Narratives to Forefront Writing Pedagogy, Nancy Wasser. Evaluative Expressions in Persuasive Essays Produced by L2 Learners of Japanese, Kazumi Matsumoto. SECTION II: LANGUAGE, POLICY, AND SOCIETY. Linguistic Implications That Aid or Undermine National Unification: In France and the Former Yugoslavia, Anton Vegel. “Policy Borrowing’” and Compatibility: Critical Discourse Analysis on the CEFR, CEFR-J, and JF Standard, Shinji Kawamitsu. The “Others” Fight Back: Struggles for Language Rights in Japan, Tamara M. Chung Constant. War, Peace, and Language, Charles Kowalski. SECTION III: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY. Identifying and Identified—in Vain: Autoethnographic Inquiry into Language, Gender, and Identity, Aya Kitamura. Desired Communities and Conflicting ESL Identities: Negotiating Identities Across Composition Classes, Heejung Kwon. What Makes Students’ Lives Challenging? Major Educational Issues Facing Japanese Sojourner Students in the Midwestern United States, Reiko Akiyama. Evaluating Concepts of Face, Lin Tao. Index. About the Editors. About the Contributors.