The perils of language ecology

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dc.contributor.author Pennycook, AD
dc.contributor.editor May, S
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:13:13Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation LED2003: Refereed Conference Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity, 2005, pp. 1 - 17
dc.identifier.isbn 0958250405
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1436
dc.description.abstract We live, it would seem, in ecological times. Ecology has become the metaphor of choice for many working in the social sciences, and particularly in areas such as language planning, sociolinguistics, and even language acquisition. As Leather and Van Dam explain, "an ecological approach to the study of language acquisition sees the individual's cognitive processes as inextricably interwoven with their experiences in the physical and social world .... " and "aims to avoid unjustifiable appeals to normativity - in both research designs and the interpretation of data" (2003, p. 13). According to Fettes (2003), "ecological explanations offer a more promising foundation for critical reasoning than any of the alternatives (Marxism, postsructuralism, gender theory and the rest) ... " (p. 45). Thus, an ecological perspective is currently held up as the new paradigm for our times, able to deliver where many previous frameworks have failed I wish to present a slightly more sceptical account in this paper.
dc.publisher University of Waikato
dc.title The perils of language ecology
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent LED2003: Refereed Conference Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hamilton, NZ en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
dc.personcode 990354
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Conference on Language, Education and Diversity en_US
dc.date.activity 20031126 en_US
dc.date.activity 2003-11-26
dc.location.activity Hamilton, NZ en_US
dc.description.keywords ecology, language, diversity en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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