Introducing Critical Multilingualism Studies
The editors are happy to announce the inaugural issue of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies - cms.arizona.edu.
Vol. 1 | Number 1
Mary Louise Pratt
(New York University)
“’If English was good enough for Jesus…”...
After problematizing the authority of the native speaker in second language acquisition research, applied linguists are now questioning the very notion of standard national language as an appropriate object of study (Canagarajah 2007, Cenoz & Gorter 2010). More important than learning the elements of one whole symbolic system, they argue, is the necessity of learning to move between languages and to understand and negotiate the multiple varieties of codes, modes, genres, registers and discourses that...