Diverse voices in a Second Language Classroom: Burlesque, parody and mimicry
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Competence has been theorised as the appropriation of voices that have audibility and status within specific social contexts. In this study, I employ this approach to examine how students in a second language classroom deploy linguistic and cultural resources to both resist and appropriate aspects of the teacher's voices. A key episode is analysed to show the nuances of students' ventriloquation of diverse voices (not normally associated with traditional classroom talk) to construct a complex social order and shifting strategic identities.
Language and Education: An International Journal
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