Language and mobility : unexpected places [Book Review]

Dooley, Karen (2013) Language and mobility : unexpected places [Book Review]. TESOL in Context, 23(1 & 2), pp. 125-127.


Language and Mobility is the latest monograph by Alastair Pennycook. It is part of the series, Critical Language and Literacy Studies. Co-edited by Pennycook, along with Brian Morgan and Ryuko Kubota, the series looks at relations of power in diverse worlds of language and literacy. As the title indicates, Pennycook’s own volume explores the idea of language turning up in ‘unexpected’ places, for example, Cornish in Moonta, South Australia, a century or two after it supposedly died with its last speaker. Why is it, Pennycook asks, that we expect to find a (particular form of a) language in a particular place? This question is generated by a critical project that seeks to leverage the educational potential of everyday moments of language use...

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ID Code: 67547
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: critical language education
ISSN: 10308385
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2014 01:14
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 19:03

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