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Native-Speakerism

Its Resilience and Undoing

  • Unpacks problems presented by the native-speaker model in foreign language education programs

  • Provides a range of conceptual tools to situate ideological discourses and processes within educational contexts

  • Documents some of the shifts underway from native-speakerism to post-native-speakerism

Part of the book series: Intercultural Communication and Language Education (ICLE)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Stephanie Ann Houghton, Jérémie Bouchard
    Pages 1-13

About this book

This book explores native-speakerism in modern language teaching, and examines the ways in which it has been both resilient and critiqued. It provides a range of conceptual tools to situate ideological discourses and processes within educational contexts. In turn, it discusses the interdiscursive nature of ideologies and the complex ways in which ideologies influence objective and material realities, including hiring practices and, more broadly speaking, unequal distributions of power and resources. In closing, it considers why the diffusion and consumption of ideological discourses seem to persist, despite ongoing critical engagement by researchers and practitioners, and proposes alternative paradigms aimed at overcoming the problems posed by the native-speaker model in foreign language education.

Keywords

  • educational policy
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • identity development
  • intercultural communication
  • learner motivation
  • monolingualism
  • multilingualism
  • university hiring practices
  • nihonjinron

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Art and Regional Design, Saga University, Saga, Japan

    Stephanie Ann Houghton

  • Faculty of Humanities, Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan

    Jérémie Bouchard

About the editors

Stephanie Ann Houghton PhD is an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Faculty of Art and Regional Design, Saga University, Japan. She has published multiple academic books and articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She is co-editor of the book series Intercultural Communication and Language Education with Melina Porto. Addressing the development of intercultural communicative competence, her main research areas include intercultural dialogue, native-speakerism and citizenship education, with a special focus on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. 
 
Jérémie Bouchard PhD is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan. In his research, he adopts a sociological approach to the study of language, language-in-education policy, and intercultural communicative competence as emergent outcomes of the complex interactions between culture, structure and agency.

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Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-5671-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)