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Book Review: Muchnik, Malka, Niznik, Marina, Teferra, Anbessa, and Gluzman, Tania (2016). Elective Language Study and Policy in Israel: A Sociolinguistic and Educational Study. Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-3-319-34035-7, ISBN 978-3-319-34036-4 (e-Book)

Reviewed by Maria Yelenevskaya Technion-Israel Institute of Humanities, Israel Note from the Editor in Chief: This book review was first published in Hed Ha’ulpan He’chadash, 106, in Hebrew.[1] We thank the editor for the permission to publish the English version…

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Book Review: Persson, A. (2018). Framing Social Interaction: Continuities and Cracks in Goffman’s Frame Analysis. (1 ed.) London & New York: Routledge. 188 pages. ISBN: 9781472482587

Reviewed by Maud Mazaniello-Chézol McGill University, Canada Framing Social Interaction: Continuities and Cracks in Goffman’s Frame Analysis is the second book and one of the numerous analyses of Goffman’s sociological work written by Anders Persson[1]. This first edition book is…

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Developing language awareness: A study of Japanese students’ perceptions toward English language education

Mieko Yamada Purdue University Fort Wayne, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805-1499, email: yamadam@pfw.edu Abstract In globalized societies where English uses and users are diverse, promoting intercultural communication skills becomes important in English…

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Situated Identities in the Discourse of Insurance: A Comparative Critical Discourse Analysis of Chinese and British Insurance Contracts

Mark Nartey(1) & Hui Huang(2) (1) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English, mark.nartey@connect.polyu.hk(2) Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Department of English, huanghnj@qq.com Abstract This paper is a comparative critical discourse analysis of Chinese and British insurance…

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Análisis crítico de aspectos sociopragmáticos en las cartas a un presidente [Critical Analysis of Sociopragmatic Aspects in Letters to a President]

Carolina Gutiérrez-Rivas Central Michigan University, Department of World Languages and Cultures, gutie1c@cmich.edu Resumen El presente es un análisis crítico de las estructuras discursivas de en un corpus de diez cartas digitales abiertas dirigidas a Nicolás Maduro, actual presidente de Venezuela,…

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Nommer l’absence de logement. Catégoriser les individus exclus du logement [Naming Housing Absence. Categorizing the Individuals Who are Excluded from Housing]

Marjorie Lelubre Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, Centre d’études sociologiques, Chercheuse associée, mlelubre@hotmail.com Abrégé Sans-abri, SDF, clochards, vagabonds, … sont tout autant de termes par lesquels le langage commun tente de désigner l’exclusion du logement. Nommer le manque sans stigmatiser, sans gommer…

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