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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-204
Number of pages27
JournalCritical Inquiry in Language Studies
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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