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Reflections on Linguicism

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Language discrimination is far from new. Ancient biblical stories describe a “shibboleth,” when pronunciation of this word alone was used to identify fleeing Ephraimites, a tribe defeated by the Gileadites. Those who pronounced the word without the /sh/ sound, a … Continue reading

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How Aware of Teacher Language Awareness Are You?

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As language teachers, we think about, talk about, and use language frequently, but we may or may not be aware of the ways in which we do it. This awareness is called teacher language awareness, or TLA, and we access … Continue reading

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