Language and Culture

Language and Culture : Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity

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This state-of-the-art exploration of language, culture, and identity is orchestrated through prominent scholars' and teachers' narratives, each weaving together three elements: a personal account based on one or more memorable or critical incidents that occurred in the course of learning or using a second or foreign language; an interpretation of the incidents highlighting their impact in terms of culture, identity, and language; the connections between the experiences and observations of the author and existing literature on language, culture and identity.





What makes this book stand out is the way in which authors meld traditional `academic' approaches to inquiry with their own personalized voices. This opens a window on different ways of viewing and doing research in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. What gives the book its power is the compelling nature of the narratives themselves. Telling stories is a fundamental way of representing and making sense of the human condition. These stories unpack, in an accessible but rigorous fashion, complex socio-cultural constructs of culture, identity, the self and other, and reflexivity, and offer a way into these constructs for teachers, teachers in preparation and neophyte researchers. Contributors from around the world give the book broad and international appeal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 363g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415871662
  • 9780415871662
  • 586,150

Table of contents

Foreword


Bonny Norton


Preface


David Nunan & Julie Choi


Acknowledgments


1


Language, culture and identity: Framing the issues


David Nunan & Julie Choi


2


Coat hangers, cowboys, and communication strategies: Seeking an identity as a proficient foreign language learner


Kathleen Bailey





3


Speaking Romance-esque


David Block


4


Collaborating on community, sharing experience, troubling the symbolic


Michael Brennan


5


Achieving community


Suresh Canagarajah


6


Another drink in Subanun


Mark Cherry





7


Nonghao, I am a Shanghai noenoe: How do I claim my Shanghaineseness?


Alice Chik


8


Living on the hyphen


Julie Choi


9


Negotiating multiple language identities


Mary Ann Christison


10


Minna no Nihongo? Nai!


Martha Clark Cummings


11


Elaborating the monolingual deficit


Julian Edge


12


The foreign-ness of native speaking teachers of colour


Eljee Javier


13


Otra estacion - a first Spanish lesson


Rod Ellis


14


Bewitched: A microethnography of the culture of Majick in Old Salem


Bud Goodall





15


Am I that name?


Stacy Holman-Jones


16


English and me: My language learning journey


Angel Lin


17


Adaptive cultural transformation: Quest for dual social identities


Jun Liu


18


On this writing: An autotheoretic account


Allen Luke


19


Changing cultures and identities in bicultural names: From parents to children


Steve Marshall and Tim Mossman


20


The festival incident


Michael McCarthy


21


Berlin Babylon


Stephen Muecke


22


Changing stripes-chameleon or tiger?


Denise Murray


23


Vanishing Acts


Cynthia D. Nelson


24


Dog Rice and Cultural Dissonance


David Nunan


25


`Where am I from': Performative and metro perspectives of origin


Emi Otsuji





26


Sweating cheese and thinking otherwise


Alastair Pennycook


27


Multilingual couple talk


Kimie Takahashi


28


Transforming identities in and through narrative


Sumiko Taniguchi


29


A short course in Globalese


Nury Vittachi


Afterword


Claire Kramsch
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About David Nunan

David Nunan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, California, Emeritus Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Professor in Education at the University of NSW, and Senior Academic Advisor to Global English Corporation in San Francisco.


Julia Choi is Teaching and Research Assistant in the Faculty of Education at the University of Technology, Sydney.
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