Decolonizing Foreign Language Education: The Misteaching of English and Other Imperial Languages

1st Edition

Donaldo Macedo

Routledge
January 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781138320697 - CAT# K391763
Series: Series in Critical Narrative

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Summary

Decolonizing Foreign Language Education interrogates current foreign language and second language education approaches that prioritize white, western thought. Edited by acclaimed critical theorist and linguist Donaldo Macedo, this volume includes cutting-edge work by a select group of critical language scholars working to rigorously challenge the marginalization of foreign language education and the displacement of indigenous and non-standard language varieties through the reification of colonial languages. Each chapter confronts the hold of colonialism and imperialism that inform and shape the relationship between foreign language education and literary studies by asserting that a critical approach to applied linguistics is just as important a tool for FL/ESL/EFL educators as literature or linguistic theory.

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