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Conceptualizations of English as a Global Language: The Case of Brazil

Abstract The present study investigates some of the different ways in which English has been conceptualized in Brazil since the beginning of intensified globalization in the 1990s, and proposes how such conceptualizations relate to sociocultural, political and historical phenomena in the country. To this end, central texts (governmental documents, musical lyrics, cultural messages, educational policies, and language school commercials) of three domains of language regulation and use (political discourse, pop culture, and English language teaching) were examined through discourse analytical tools, text mapping, and content analyses. The investigation of each domain was supplemented by analyses of additional data (media texts, artistic work, and teach... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Diniz De Figueiredo, Eduardo Henrique (Author) / Friedrich, Patricia (Advisor) / Friedrich, Patricia (Committee member) / Matsuda, Aya (Committee member) / Gee, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Language / Linguistics / English as a second language / Brazil / English as a global language / English conceptualizations / Globalization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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