Reading: Miller, E. (2001). Indeterminacy as interview research co-constructing ambiguity and clarity in interviews with an adult immigrant learner of English. Applied Linguistics. 32:1, pg. 43 – 59
Reading: Cadman, K., and Brown, J. (2011). TESOL and TESD in Remote Aboriginal Australia: The “True” Story?. TESOL Quarterly, 45:3, pp. 440 – 462.
Day 17 – OFF (Happy Birthday to me)
Day 18 (catch up day)
Reading: Edwards, J. (2009). Chapter 3: Identifying Ourselves. In Language and Identity. CUP, pg. 34 – 52.
The content of this chapter wasn’t quite what I had expected. I was expecting something related to the psychology of individual identity formation. This was very very different. It was more a discussion on how academic endeavours have historically misrepresented the groups under study through viewing them with an ethnocentric-outsider lens. There is a discussion on the implication of names in creating a group identity with relevance to how individuals are seen, accepted or rejected (generally speaking).
Reading: Holliday, A. (2011). Chapter 1: Key Discussions. In Intercultural Communication and Ideology. Sage: London, pg. 1 – 17.
Reading: Holliday, A. (2011). Chapter 2: Critical Cultural Awareness. In Intercultural Communication and Ideology. Sage: London, pg. 18 – 22 (part 1).
Reading: Holliday, A. (2011). Chapter 2: Critical Cultural Awareness. In Intercultural Communication and Ideology. Sage: London, pg. 18 – 22 (part 2).
Ok so I cheated the last two days! It has been a little hectic so rather than speed read and have everything wash over me I decided to divide this particularly dense chapter into two readings – which was a very good idea.
Day 22 (Day off)
Reading: Sikes, P. (2000). ’Truth’ and ‘Lies’ Revisited. British Educational Research Journal. 26:2, pg. 257 – 270.
End of week reflection: This was a particularly hard week of trying to read effectively and not for the sake of it. I missed out on a day, which, in retrospect, was good because I felt that whatever I read that day would have had the cursory skim through and I would be very, VERY, *VEEERY* tempted to post this up and pretend I actually read it. I didn’t want to go down that route. So I didn’t.