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Mapping language, culture, ideology: rethinking language in foreign language instruction

journal contribution
posted on 2018-05-01, 00:00 authored by Eugenia Demuro, Laura Gurney
© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Critical perspectives on language pedagogy and linguistics have been marked by advocacy for the deconstruction of the concept of language. Using Spanish as exemplary, and situating language within culturally informed worldviews, we contribute to this discussion through an examination of dominant language ideologies and their shaping of the teaching of foreign languages. We advocate for a critical analysis of both language and culture–concepts intrinsically linked–and consider how dominant ideological positions are constitutive of hegemonic discourses and material inequalities. The paper concludes with a discussion of the development of more equitable and transformative approaches to foreign language teaching.

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Journal

Language and intercultural communication

Volume

18

Issue

3

Pagination

287 - 299

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1470-8477

eISSN

1747-759X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Informa UK Limited

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