Autoethnographies in ELT: Transnational Identities, Pedagogies, and Practices

Bedrettin Yazan, Suresh Canagarajah, Rashi Jain

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This innovative volume showcases the possibilities of autoethnography as a means of exploring the complexities of transnational identity construction for learners, teachers, and practitioners in English language teaching (ELT). // The book unpacks the dynamics of today's landscape of language education which sees practitioners and students with nuanced personal and professional histories inhabit liminal spaces as they traverse national, cultural, linguistic, ideological, and political borders, thereby impacting their identity construction and engagement with pedagogies and practices across different educational domains. The volume draws on solo and collaborative autoethnographies of transnational language practitioners to question such well-established ELT binaries such as 'center'/'periphery' and 'native'/non-native' and issues of identity-related concepts such as ideologies, discourses, agency, and self-reflexibility. In so doing, the book also underscores the unique affordances of autoethnography as a methodological tool for better understanding transnational identity construction in ELT and bringing to the fore key perspectives in emerging areas of study within applied linguistics. // This dynamic collection will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners in English language teaching, applied linguistics, TESOL education, educational linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages268
ISBN (Electronic)9781000202625
ISBN (Print)9780367428587
StatePublished - Nov 6 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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