Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

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This volume explores the concept of a€˜citizenshipa€™, and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as a€˜under what local conditions does qdis-citizenshipq happen?a€™; a€˜what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?a€™ and a€˜what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participatinga€™? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.Thus, even when a deeper lesson is initiated, his final goal is providing the three- word answer that satisfies the test question. Mr Morris and Ms Laraa#39;s teaching practices exemplify the banking model of education in which the instructor a#39;makes anbsp;...

Title:Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship
Author:Vaidehi Ramanathan
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2013-08-02


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