“English is a mishmash of everything”: examining the language attitudes and teaching beliefs of British Asian multilingual teachers

Weekly, Robert (2018) “English is a mishmash of everything”: examining the language attitudes and teaching beliefs of British Asian multilingual teachers. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies . pp. 1-27. ISSN 1542-7587

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Abstract

The author reports on a qualitative investigation of the language attitudes of multilingual British South Asian English language teachers. Data are drawn from both interviews and focus groups to demonstrate the participants underlying conception of language and their awareness and attitudes toward Indian English and how they coalesce their “duty” as English language teachers and their beliefs about language variation. The author observes underlying differences in the attitudes of first- and second-generation migrants and argues that this is related to their early experiences of English language variation and their exposure to either single- or dual-language ideologies. Therefore, the author supports other research that attitudes related to “correct” language is ingrained in childhood experiences. It is also argued that changes are required in current teacher training to raise awareness of World Englishes and English as a lingua franca to equip teachers with the necessary skills to respond to a new global linguistic landscape.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies on 10 August 2018, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15427587.2018.1503936
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of English
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15427587.2018.1503936
Depositing User: Zhou, Elsie
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 04:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53813

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