LINGUIST List 33.2060

Mon Jun 20 2022

Books: International TESOL Teachers in a Multi-Englishes Community: Phan, Barnawi

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Date: 17-Jun-2022
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: International TESOL Teachers in a Multi-Englishes Community: Phan, Barnawi
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Title: International TESOL Teachers in a Multi-Englishes Community
Subtitle: Mobility, On-the-Ground Realities and the Limits of Negotiability
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2022
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Le Ha Phan
Author: Osman Z Barnawi
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800415478 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800415461 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

This book embarks on an ever-expanding array of language, academic mobility, neoliberalism, and accompanying rich scholarly debates. It examines the ways in which international English language teachers in Saudi Arabia’s higher education system position themselves, negotiate, interact, adjust, make sense of their classroom dynamics, and validate their senses of selves and pedagogies in their day-to-day (dis)engagement with their institutions and encounters at work. Informed by rich empirical data from a multi-year, multi-site project in addition to other qualitative studies, the book reveals on-the-ground complexities involving speaker status, language, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, sociocultural factors, emotion labour, work dynamic and professionalism. It promotes thinking beyond normative ideologies on marginalisation, the native and non-native speaker dichotomy, linguistic, racial, religious and ethnic (inter)relations, and translanguaging pedagogies, while also offering new material for original theorisation in multi-Englishes multilingualism, local-trusting-local and the limits of negotiability.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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