Review of Global Studies Literature - No. 5, May 2014

 

The Politics of Language in International Education

Our initial Call for this special issue on The Politics of Language cast a wide net over connected fields of linguistics, cultural studies, human rights, intercultural communications, and language pedagogy. We received numerous thoughtful inquiries resulting in this final presentation of review essays and book synopses from nine different authors, all of them new contributors to the Review.

Our Call posed the challenge of moving beyond the more practical treatments of language typical within international education. We asked reviewers to question notions of interpretation, meaning, and identity within intercultural settings, but also within the structures of international education as a field of inquiry. Ultimately, we asked reviewers to explore how language influences our perspectives on the world and thus our abilities to understand these diverse perspectives.

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Intercultural Communication & Language Ed.

Lebanon's Linguistic Revolution

  • Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon, by Franck Salameh

New Approaches to Language, Identity and Culture: A More Inclusive Conversation

  • Language and Identities, by Carmen Llamas and Dominic Watt
  • Race After the Internet, by Lisa Nakamura, Peter Chow-White, and Alondra Nelson
  • Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity, by David Nunan and Julie Choi
  • Language as a Local Practice, by Alastair Pennycook
  • Social Identities and Multiple Selves in Foreign Language Education, by Damian, J. Rivers and Stephanie Ann Houghton
  • Readings in Language Studies, Volume II: Language and Power edited by John L. Watzke, Paul Chamness Miller, and Miguel Mantero

Regional Studies of Language and Identity

  • Minority Languages and Group Identity: Cases and Categories, by John Edwards.
  • Handbook of Language & Ethnic Identity: Disciplinary & Regional Perspectives, edited by Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia García.
  • Survival and Development of Language Communities: Prospects and Challenges, edited by F. Xavier Vila.

Second Language Identity Development in Study Abroad

  • Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad, by Phil Benson, Gary Barkhuizen, Peter Bodycott, and Jill Brown

The Power in Language AND Culture

  • Making the Invisible Visible: Gender in Language, by Anita Taylor, M. J. Hardman, and Catherine Wright

The Role of English in the Globalized World

  • Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language, by Aya Matsuda

Toward a More Complex Exploration of Minority Languages

  • Minority Languages and Group Identity: Cases and Categories, by John Edwards
 

Global Issues

The Politics of Language in International Education

  • Language and Globalization: Language, Space, and Identity in Migration, edited by Grit Liebscher and Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain

Language, Culture, Identity, and, Everything In Between

  • Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity by David Nunan and Julie Choi
  • Language Rights: From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance by Vanessa Pupavac
  • Social Identities and Multiple Selves in Foreign Language Education by Damian Rivers
 

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