Interacting with Linguistic Capital and Teacher Agency

Previously, I have mentioned processes which lead to the valuing of a standard dialect of a national language over other languages and dialects...

Oppression, Power, and Policy In the Classroom

Have you ever stopped to question why you're not supposed to use ain't or end a sentence with a prepostion? Or the fact that, unless you're in very formal situation, you probably end sentences with prepositions all the time?

Language, Power, and Nation-Building

So far, we have been looking at teacher identity and critical self reflection; now let’s zoom out to look at some of the “big picture” influences that shape the content and atmosphere in the language classroom. As I wrote last time, language is not neutral. Corson (1993) is quick to note that there is a …

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