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Positioning masculinities and femininities in preschool EFLl1 education

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  • Published: 01 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Positioning Masculinities and Femininities in Preschool EFL Education seeks to describe and interpret how masculinities and femininities are communicated in the preschool EFL classroom and is aimed at discussing whether those masculinities and femininities are likely to have an impact on the preschoolers' learning of English as a foreign language. Preschoolers' classroom interactions taking place in a Colombian kindergarten, videotaped from 2004 to 2006, are analysed via ideas of 'positioning gender in discourse' and of 'gender as discourses of multiplicity'. Thus the analysis follows Feminist and Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis (FPDA) principles. Findings ...
free text keywords: Masculinities, Femininities, FPDA, Second language learning, Masculinidades, Feminidades, AFPD, Aprendizaje de segundas lenguas
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