Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research

Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research
Author: Brian W. King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781138942479
Category: Applied linguistics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research Book Excerpt:

Communities of Practice in Language Researchprovides an up-to-date and critical introduction to the community of practice framework and how this can be applied to language research. Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of research, this book: engages in extended critical analysis of past research as well as questioning recent applications and suggesting limitations incorporates instructive examples from multiple fields, including Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Discourse Studies, Language Teaching & Learning, Literacy Studies, and a trailblazing section on Language & Digital Media brings up-to-date the key questions and concerns around the Communities of Practice model, debunking myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Researchis essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas. myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Researchis essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas.

Communities of Practice in Language Research

Communities of Practice in Language Research
Author: Brian Walter King
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN: 1000008002
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Practice in Language Research Book Excerpt:

Communities of Practice in Language Research provides an up-to-date and critical introduction to the community of practice framework and how this can be applied to language research. Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of research, this book: engages in extended critical analysis of past research as well as questioning recent applications and suggesting limitations incorporates instructive examples from multiple fields, including Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Discourse Studies, Language Teaching & Learning, Literacy Studies, and a trailblazing section on Language & Digital Media brings up-to-date the key questions and concerns around the Communities of Practice model, debunking myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Research is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
Author: Patrick E. Marlow,Sabine Siekmann
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN: 0816599866
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

Educators, scholars, and community activists recognize that immersion education is a key means to restoring Indigenous and other heritage languages. But language maintenance and revitalization involve many complex issues, foremost may be the lack of local professional development opportunities for potential language teachers. In Alaska, the Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education (SLATE) project was designed to enable Indigenous communities and schools to improve the quality of native-language and English-language instruction and assessment by focusing on the elimination of barriers that have historically hindered degree completion for Indigenous and rural teachers. The Guided Research Collaborative (GRC) model, was employed to support the development of communities of practice through near-peer mentoring and mutual scaffolding. Through this important new model, teachers of both the heritage language, in this case Central Yup’ik, and English were able to situate their professional development into a larger global context based on current notions of multilingualism. In Communities of Practice contributors show how the SLATE program was developed and implemented, providing an important model for improving second-language instruction and assessment. Through an in-depth analysis of the program, contributors show how this project can be successfully adapted in other communities via its commitment to local control in language programming and a model based on community-driven research. Communities of Practice demonstrates how an initial cohort of Yup’ik- and English-language teachers collaborated to negotiate and ultimately completed the SLATE program. In so doing, these educators enhanced the program and their own effectiveness as teachers through a greater understanding of language learning. It is these understandings that will ultimately allow heritage- and English-language teachers to work together to foster their students’ success in any language.

Approaching English Language Research

Approaching English Language Research
Author: Desmond Allison
Publsiher: NUS Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9789971692582
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching English Language Research Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help students and other interested readers approach research in English Language studies. Its concerns include project, dissertation and thesis research and writing.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Gender and Sexuality

The Routledge Handbook of Language  Gender  and Sexuality
Author: Jo Angouri,Judith Baxter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 1315514834
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Language Gender and Sexuality Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this dynamic and growing area of research. Covering cutting-edge debates in eight parts, it is designed as a series of mini edited collections, enabling the reader, and particularly the novice reader, to discover new ways of approaching language, gender, and sexuality. With a distinctive focus both on methodologies and theoretical frameworks, the Handbook includes 40 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. Each chapter provides a concise and critical discussion of a methodological approach, an empirical study to model the approach, a discussion of real-world applications, and further reading. Each section also contains a chapter by leading scholars in that area, positioning, through their own work and chapters in their part, current state-of-the-art and future directions. This volume is key reading for all engaged in the study and research of language, gender, and sexuality within English language, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, applied linguistics, and gender studies.

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education
Author: Sandra K. Abell,Ken Appleton,Deborah L. Hanuscin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1344
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 1135619654
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Science Education Book Excerpt:

This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built. The contributors, all leading experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity that exists in the science education research community. As a whole, the Handbook of Research on Science Education demonstrates that science education is alive and well and illustrates its vitality. It is an essential resource for the entire science education community, including veteran and emerging researchers, university faculty, graduate students, practitioners in the schools, and science education professionals outside of universities. The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) endorses the Handbook of Research on Science Education as an important and valuable synthesis of the current knowledge in the field of science education by leading individuals in the field. For more information on NARST, please visit: http://www.narst.org/.

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition
Author: Bert Le Bruyn,Magali Paquot
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN: 110868940X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition Book Excerpt:

Advances in Learner Corpus Research (LCR) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) have brought these two fast-moving fields significantly closer in recent years. This volume brings together contributions from internationally recognized experts in both LCR and SLA to provide an innovative, cross-collaborative examination of how both areas can provide rich insights for the other. Chapters present recent advances in LCR and illustrate in a clear and accessible style how these can be exploited for the study of a broad range of key topics in SLA, such as complexity, tense and aspect, cross-linguistic influence vs. universal processes, phraseology and variability. It concludes with two commentary chapters written by eminent scholars, one from the perspective of SLA, the other from the perspective of LCR, allowing researchers and students alike to reflect upon the mutually beneficial harmony between the two fields and link up LCR and SLA research and theory.

Language Research in Multilingual Settings

Language Research in Multilingual Settings
Author: Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 3030346714
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Research in Multilingual Settings Book Excerpt:

This book describes the steps undertaken by language researchers to disseminate their findings at sites of practice. It discusses questions that arise from such efforts and provides meaningful, real-life, first-hand accounts of both interactions with practitioners and practitioners’ feedback. The authors use narrative accounts, case studies, and semi-ethnographies of focus groups and workshops to draw a full picture of dissemination, its intricacies, multiple stakeholder interests, reflexivity challenges, and future relevance and responsibility for all parties involved. It is an attempt to fill the gap between the end of research domains and the places of dissemination of research findings, and the book will be of interest to applied linguistics researchers, students and scholars of organisational discourse, and practitioners working in multilingual settings.

Language Gender and Feminism

Language  Gender and Feminism
Author: Sara Mills,Louise Mullany
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN: 1136708766
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Gender and Feminism Book Excerpt:

Language, Gender and Feminism introduces students to key theoretical perspectives, methodology and analytical frameworks in the field of feminist linguistic analysis, providing readers with a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field.

Language Online

Language Online
Author: Carmen Lee,David Barton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 1135907048
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Online Book Excerpt:

In Language Online, David Barton and Carmen Lee investigate the impact of the online world on the study of language. The effects of language use in the digital world can be seen in every aspect of language study, and new ways of researching the field are needed. In this book the authors look at language online from a variety of perspectives, providing a solid theoretical grounding, an outline of key concepts, and practical guidance on doing research. Chapters cover topical issues including the relation between online language and multilingualism, identity, education and multimodality, then conclude by looking at how to carry out research into online language use. Throughout the book many examples are given, from a variety of digital platforms, and a number of different languages, including Chinese and English. Written in a clear and accessible style, this is a vital read for anyone new to studying online language and an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates working in the areas of new media, literacy and multimodality within language and linguistics courses.

Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies

Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies
Author: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek,Louise O. Vasvári
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN: 1612491960
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies Book Excerpt:

The studies presented in the collected volume Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies -- edited by Steven Totosy de Zepetnek and Louise O. Vasvari -- are intended as an addition to scholarship in (comparative) cultural studies. More specifically, the articles represent scholarship about Central and East European culture with special attention to Hungarian culture, literature, cinema, new media, and other areas of cultural expression. On the landscape of scholarship in Central and East Europe (including Hungary), cultural studies has acquired at best spotty interest and studies in the volume aim at forging interest in the field. The volume's articles are in five parts: part one, "History Theory and Methodology of Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies," include studies on the prehistory of multicultural and multilingual Central Europe, where vernacular literatures were first institutionalized for developing a sense of national identity. Part two, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Literature and Culture" is about the re-evaluation of canonical works, as well as Jewish studies which has been explored inadequately in Central European scholarship. Part three, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Other Arts," includes articles on race, jazz, operetta, and art, fin-de-siecle architecture, communist-era female fashion, and cinema. In part four, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Gender," articles are about aspects of gender and sex(uality) with examples from fin-de-siecle transvestism, current media depictions of heterodox sexualities, and gendered language in the workplace. The volume's last section, part five, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies of Contemporary Hungary," includes articles about post-1989 issues of race and ethnic relations, citizenship and public life, and new media.

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities
Author: Gabrielle Hogan-Brun,Bernadette O’Rourke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 1137540664
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities Book Excerpt:

This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.

Language Activism

Language Activism
Author: Haley De Korne
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2021-08-02
ISBN: 1501511424
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Activism Book Excerpt:

While top-down policies and declarations have yet to establish equal status and opportunities for speakers of all languages in practice, activists and advocates at local levels are playing an increasingly significant role in the creation of new social imaginaries and practices in multilingual contexts. This volume describes how social actors across multiple domains contribute to the elusive goal of linguistic equality or justice through their language activism practices. Through an ethnographic account of Indigenous Isthmus Zapotec language activism in Oaxaca, Mexico, this study illuminates the (sometimes conflicting) imaginaries of what positive social change is and how it should be achieved, and the repertoire of strategies through which these imaginaries are being pursued. Ethnographic and action research conducted from 2013-2018 in the multilingual Isthmus of Tehuantepec brings to light the experiences of educators, students, writers, scholars and diverse cultural activists whose aspirations and strategies of social change are significant in shaping the future language ecology. Their repertoire of strategies may inform and encourage language activists, scholars, and educators working for change in other contexts of linguistic diversity and inequality.

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research II

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN: 178350823X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research II Book Excerpt:

This is the second volume in this series dedicated to Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Publishing contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education, this volume aims to offer a channel for discussion, critique and innovation.

Language in Late Capitalism

Language in Late Capitalism
Author: Alexandre Duchêne,Monica Heller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 1136581685
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language in Late Capitalism Book Excerpt:

This book examines the ways in which our ideas about language and identity which used to be framed in national and political terms as a matter of rights and citizenship are increasingly recast in economic terms as a matter of added value. It argues that this discursive shift is connected to specific characteristics of the globalized new economy in what can be thought of as "late capitalism". Through ten ethnographic case studies, it demonstrates the complex ways in which older nationalist ideologies which invest language with value as a source of pride get bound up with newer neoliberal ideologies which invest language with value as a source of profit. The complex interaction between these modes of mobilizing linguistic resources challenges some of our ideas about globalization, hinting that we are in a period of intensification of modernity, in which the limits of the nation-State are stretched, but not (yet) undone. At the same time, this book argues, this intensification also calls into question modernist ways of looking at language and identity, requiring a more serious engagement with capitalism and how it constitutes symbolic (including linguistic) as well as material markets.

Critical Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies

Critical Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies
Author: Kathryn A. Davis
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 1617353868
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies Book Excerpt:

This volume begins by locating critical inquiry within the epistemological and methodological history of second language study. Subsequent chapters portray researcher-participant exploration of identity and agency while challenging inequitable policies and practices. Research on internationalization, Englishization, and/or transborder migration address language policies and knowledge production at universities in Hong Kong, Standard English and Singlish controversies in Singapore, media portrayals of the English as an Official Language movement in South Korea, transnational advocacy in Japan, and Nicaraguan/Costa Rican South to South migration. Transnational locations of identity and agency are fore-fronted in narrative descriptions of Korean heritage language learners, a discursive journey from East Timor to Hawaii, and a reclaimed life history by a Chinese peasant woman. Labor union and GLBT legal work illustrate discourses that can hinder or facilitate agency and change. Hawaiian educators advocate for indigenous self-determination through revealing the political and social meanings of research. California educators describe struggles at the front-lines of resistance to policies and practices harmful to marginalized children. A Participatory Action Research (PAR) project portrays how Latina youth in the U.S. “resist wounding inscriptions” of the intersecting emotional and physical violence of homes, communities, and anti-immigrant policies and attitudes. Promoting agency through drawing on diversity resources is modeled in a bilingual undergraduate PAR project. The volume as a whole provides a model for critical research that explores the multifaceted and evolving nature of language identities while placing those traditionally known as participants at the center of agency and advocacy.

Historical Spoken Language Research

Historical Spoken Language Research
Author: Ivor Timmis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1315390027
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Spoken Language Research Book Excerpt:

Historical Research on Spoken Language: Corpus Perspectives uses historical sources to discuss continuity and change in spoken language. Based on two corpora compiled using data from sociological and anthropological studies of Victorian London and 1930s Bolton, the author shows how historical spoken corpora can illuminate the nature of spoken language as well as the attitudes, values and behaviour of the specific community represented in a corpus. This book: demonstrates how spoken language can be examined using material collected before the advent of sophisticated recording equipment and large-scale computerised corpora; shows how other written sources such as diaries, letters and existing historical corpora can be used to analyse informal language use as far back as the fifteenth century; provides insight into the longevity and resilience of many spoken language features which are often regarded as vernacular or non-standard; comes with a companion website which gives full access to the Bolton Worktown Corpus. Historical Research on Spoken Language is key reading for researchers and students working in relevant areas.

Talk About Books

Talk About Books
Author: David Peplow
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN: 1472570243
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk About Books Book Excerpt:

Over the last two decades, reading groups have become increasingly popular in the UK and the USA. More and more people seem to be interested in sharing their reading experiences and hearing other readers discuss their views on books, whether this is online, through the mass media, or in face-to-face contexts. In light of this explosion in popularity of reading groups, this ethnographic study focuses on several reading groups based across a variety of settings: public libraries, public houses and in readers' homes. A range of methods are used to investigate the practices of the individual readers and the groups, including participant observation, interviews, and audio-recordings of meetings. Reading groups are found to be highly ritualized and potentially competitive places in which matters of identity and taste are often at stake. The groups studied are conceptualized as communities of practice, and the literary interpretations and evaluations offered within each group are shown to be a product of shared norms established by this group.

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology
Author: Aek Phakiti,Peter De Costa,Luke Plonsky,Sue Starfield
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 1137599006
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of basic and more advanced research methodologies in applied linguistics and offers a state-of-the-art review of methods particular to various domains within the field. Arranged thematically in 4 parts, across 41 chapters, it covers a range of research approaches, presents current perspectives, and addresses key issues in different research methods, such as designing and implementing research instruments and techniques, and analysing different types of applied linguistics data. Innovations, challenges and trends in applied linguistics research are examined throughout the Handbook. As such it offers an up-to-date and highly accessible entry point into both established and emerging approaches that will offer fresh possibilities and perspectives as well as thorough consideration of best practices. This wide-ranging volume will prove an invaluable resource to applied linguists at all levels, including scholars in related fields such as language learning and teaching, multilingualism, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, discourse analysis and pragmatics, language assessment, language policy and planning, multimodal communication, and translation.

Rethinking Language and Gender Research

Rethinking Language and Gender Research
Author: Victoria Bergvall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 1317889789
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Language and Gender Research Book Excerpt:

Rethinking Language and Gender Research is the first book focusing on language and gender to explicitly challenge the dichotomy of female and male use of language. It represents a turning point in language and gender studies, addressing the political and social consequences of popular beliefs about women's language and men's language and proposing new ways of looking at language and gender. The essays take a fresh approach to the study of subjects such as language and sex and the use of language to produce and maintain power and prestige. Topics explored in this text include sex and the brain; the language of a rape hearing; teenage language; radio talk show exchanges; discourse strategies of African American women; political implications for language and gender studies; the relationship between sex and gender and the construction of identity through language. A useful introductory chapter sets the articles in context, explaining the relationships that exist between them, and full cross-referencing between articles and an extensive index allow for easy access to information. The interdisciplinary approach of the text, the wide-range of methodologies presented, and the comprehensive review of the current literature will make this book invaluable reading for all upper-level undergraduate students, postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of linguistics, sociolinguistics, gender and cultural studies.