Ennser-Kananen Johanna, tutkijatohtori / postdoctoral researcher

Ennser-Kananen Johanna, tutkijatohtori / postdoctoral researcher
soveltava kielitiede / applied linguistics
Ag D322.3

| research | languages | education | justice | emancipation |

One strand of my research focuses on what I call "linguistic legitimacy", the validation and acceptance for linguistic practices which language learners constantly negotiate with their environment. I am especially interested in how this linguistic legitimacy interacts with race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and class. My hope is that if we teach how to negotiate, claim, and grant linguistic legitimacy in addition to proficiency, we will ultimately live in a more multilingual and equitable society. Other strands of my work examine neoliberalism in education, anti-racist education, world/foreign language pedagogy, and language teacher identities. If you want to connect, don't hesitate to email me!

 Most recent articles

Ennser-Kananen, J. (2016). A Pedagogy of pain: New directions for world language education. Modern Language Journal. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/modl.1_12337/abstract
Ennser-Kananen, J.; Fallas Escobar, C.; Bigelow, M. (2016). "It's practically a must": Neoliberal reasons for foreign language learning. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language. http://ijscl.net/article_22788.html