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Native-speakerism in English Language Teaching

The Current Situation in China

Author(s): Songqing Li, Junshuan Liu

Book Description

This book is the first systematic, large-scale study of the current situation of native-speakerism in the realm of China’s English Language Teaching (ELT). By extending the semantic scope of native-speakerism initially defined by Adrian Holliday, the book offers a critical examination of how this language ideology is enacted, reproduced, reinforced and legitimized in everyday ELT practice within the theoretical framework of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Both quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to explore and interpret the attitudes and perceptions of students, teachers and administrators as the major stakeholders engaged in ELT practice, with a primary focus on English language varieties, cultural orientations, and teaching methodologies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4019-4
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4019-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 198 / A5
Price: £58.99


Junshuan Liu is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Hebei University of Science and Technology, China. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Liverpool, UK, and has co-edited two English textbooks for Chinese undergraduate students and published a number of journal articles. His research interests include English as an international language, critical applied linguistics and critical pedagogy.

Songqing Li is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China. He is the author of Identity Constructions in Bilingual Advertising: A Critical Analysis (2018) and many articles published in such journals as Applied Linguistics, English Today, Journal of World Languages, World Englishes, and Semiotica.