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eISSN
2049-7156
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15 Mar 2014
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Języki
Angielski

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Tom 3 (2016): Zeszyt 2 (April 2016)

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2049-7156
Pierwsze wydanie
15 Mar 2014
Częstotliwość wydawania
4 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

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1 Artykułów
access type Otwarty dostęp

Academic Writing in a Japanese Situation: Drawing on the Design Perspective towards an Affirmation of English as a Lingua Franca

Data publikacji: 02 Nov 2016
Zakres stron: 29 - 54

Abstrakt

Abstract

The contents of this article concern ELF 500, a course in graduate school academic writing that adopts an ELF-aware approach. In my discussion, I will first review the literature on language, ideology and power as it relates to Japanese cultural politics. Following this, I will draw on the notions of critique and design as described in Lillis (2003) as critical transformative strategies to encourage student academic writers to become more conscious of: (1) the constructed and situated nature of knowledge and meaning making as viewed by scholars in the area of academic literacies; (2) the importance of their own agency towards realizing their potential as academic thinkers and writers; and (3) the importance of understanding the fluid, dynamic and performative nature of English in its role as a lingua franca as a means towards constructing meanings that are valuable and unique to their own emergent ontologies as Japanese users of ELF. My discussion is, throughout, very much motivated by a professional concern that the teaching of academic writing should be carried out within an overall pedagogical framework that recognizes the importance of the humanizing and transformative role of language education.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Locality
  • Identity and Meaning Making
1 Artykułów
access type Otwarty dostęp

Academic Writing in a Japanese Situation: Drawing on the Design Perspective towards an Affirmation of English as a Lingua Franca

Data publikacji: 02 Nov 2016
Zakres stron: 29 - 54

Abstrakt

Abstract

The contents of this article concern ELF 500, a course in graduate school academic writing that adopts an ELF-aware approach. In my discussion, I will first review the literature on language, ideology and power as it relates to Japanese cultural politics. Following this, I will draw on the notions of critique and design as described in Lillis (2003) as critical transformative strategies to encourage student academic writers to become more conscious of: (1) the constructed and situated nature of knowledge and meaning making as viewed by scholars in the area of academic literacies; (2) the importance of their own agency towards realizing their potential as academic thinkers and writers; and (3) the importance of understanding the fluid, dynamic and performative nature of English in its role as a lingua franca as a means towards constructing meanings that are valuable and unique to their own emergent ontologies as Japanese users of ELF. My discussion is, throughout, very much motivated by a professional concern that the teaching of academic writing should be carried out within an overall pedagogical framework that recognizes the importance of the humanizing and transformative role of language education.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Locality
  • Identity and Meaning Making

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