"Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics" is a collection of papers from the BAAL Annual Conference at the University of Bristol 2005. The thirteen papers, by researchers from Britain and across Europe, represent a range of research orientations within Applied Linguistics which connect in different ways with issues in culture and identity. Two plenary addresses from the conference, by Roz Ivanie and Srikant Sarangi, explore the themes of identity and culture in contexts of learning and of work. Papers addressing language planning and policy issues present recent analyses of francophone identity in Canada and Sami identity in Finland. The issues of culture and identity in writing are explored in different papers from the perspective of identity construction in academic writing, discipline cultures in higher education contexts, the consequences of these for interdisciplinary writers, and how writers construct audience identity though the linguistic choices they make. Empirical studies of language learning and teaching are also represented, with papers on Processing Instruction and Intercultural Pragmatics.
The themes of identity and culture in these papers connect a range of sub-disciplines within Applied Linguistics, and also connect knowledge building in Applied Linguistics with pervasive themes in research across the social sciences, into the ways people as individuals and in communities understand, shape and represent their experiences of learning and work.
Edited by Richard Kiely, Gerald Clibbon, Pauline Rea-Dickins and Helen Woodfield (all at the University of Bristol).
1. A Study on the Effects of Processing Instruction and Meaning Output-based Instruction on the Acquisition Italian Subjunctive of Doubt and Opinion Alessandro Benati, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich 2. Revealing and Obscuring the Writer's Identity: Evidence from a Corpus of Theses Maggie Charles 3. Identity in a Francophone Cultural Context: Issues of Language Rights and language Use in Canada Maeve Conrick, University College Cork 4. Face in L2 Argumentative Discourse Psycholinguistic Constraints on the Construction of Identity Doris Dippold 5. Sami Languages: Between Hope and Endangerment Hannele Dufva and Sari Pietikainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland 6. Perceptions of Varieties of Spoken English: Implications for EIL Sue Fraser 7. Who or What is the Students' Audience?: Discoursal Construction of Audience Identity in Undergraduate Assignments Lynda Griffin 8. Language, Learning and Identification Roz Ivanie, University of Lancaster 9. Variation in Disciplinary Culture: University Tutors' Views on Assessed Writing Tasks Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner, University of Warwick 10. Interdisciplinarity and Writer Identity: Students' Views and Experiences Bojana Petriae 11. Identity Formation and Dialect Use Among Young Speakers of the Greek-Cypriot Community in Cyprus Andry Sophocleous