Going cosmopolitan, staying national: identity construction in popular discourses on English as a lingua franca

Saito, Akihiro (2017) Going cosmopolitan, staying national: identity construction in popular discourses on English as a lingua franca. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 27 (1). pp. 263-285. ISSN 0802-6106

Abstract

Language policy often dictates a nation's collective identity. The aim of the study is to understand the ways in which people perform the nationhood ideology in identity construction as regards language policy. The article explores the construction of attitudes and identity amidst the local and global flows of English. The data were produced as expository essays by Japanese university students. Discursive psychology was used to analyse the data. The finding suggests the policy and popular discourses on English do interact with each other, while people actively exercising agency in constructing their identity. The article closes, noting that the popular discourse evinces the sign of emergent post-national consciousness within a nation-state society.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 00:57
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 05:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis, English as a lingua franca, language and identity, language attitudes, language policy/planning
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/ijal.12130
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27466

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