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LINGUIST List 21.47

Tue Jan 05 2010

Books: Socioling/Applied Ling: Doerr (Ed)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, The Native Speaker Concept: Doerr (Ed)

Message 1: The Native Speaker Concept: Doerr (Ed)
Date: 23-Dec-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: The Native Speaker Concept: Doerr (Ed)
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Title: The Native Speaker Concept
Subtitle: Ethnographic Investigations of Native Speaker Effects
Series Title: Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] 26
Published: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110220940-1

Editor: Neriko Musha Doerr
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110220957 Pages: 390 Price: Europe EURO 111.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110220940 Pages: 390 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

The "native speaker" is often thought of as an ideal language user with "a
complete and possibly innate competence in the language" which is perceived
as being bounded and fixed to a homogeneous speech community and linked to
a nation-state. Despite recent works that challenge its empirical accuracy
and theoretical utility, the notion of the "native speaker" is still
prevalent today.

The Native Speaker Concept shifts the analytical focus from the second
language acquisition processes and teaching practices to daily interactions
situated in wider sociocultural and political contexts marked by increased
global movements of people and multilingual situations. Using an
ethnographic approach, the volume critically elucidates the political
nature of (not) claiming the "native speaker" status in daily life and the
ways the ideology of "native speaker" intersects and articulates, supports,
subverts, or complicates various relations of dominance and regimes of
standardization.

The book offers cases from diverse settings, including classrooms in Japan,
a coffee shop in Barcelona, secondary schools in South Africa, a backyard
in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), restaurant kitchens, a high school
administrator's office, a college classroom in the United States, and the
Internet. It also offers a genealogy of the notion of the "native speaker"
from the time of the Roman Empire. Employing linguistic, anthropological
and educational theories, the volume speaks not only to the analyses of
language use and language policy, planning, and teaching, but also to the
investigation of wider effects of language ideology on relations of
dominance, and institutional and discursive practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=45371


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