Journal of Language 2006 Shuck

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PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE This article was downloaded by: [University of Washington Libraries] On: 7 September 2010 Access details: Access Details: [subscription number 917350174] Publisher Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Journal of Language, Identity & Education Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: Racializing the Nonnative English Speaker Gail Shuck Online publication date: 16 November 2009 To cite this Article Shuck, Gail(2006) 'Racializing the Nonnative English Speaker', Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 5: 4, 259 — 276 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1207/s15327701jlie0504_1 URL: Full terms and conditions of use: This article may be used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material.
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Racializing the Nonnative English Speaker Gail Shuck Boise State University Department of English This article identifies some discursive processes by which White, middle-class, na- tive-English-speaking, U.S.-born college students draw on a monolingualist ideol- ogy and position themselves and others within a language–race–nationality matrix. These processes construct the speakers’ Whiteness and nativeness in English as un- marked and normal; mark nonnative speakers of English as non-White and foreign; and naturalize connections between language, national origin, and race. I argue that dominant ways of talking about race in the United States persist as templates for cre- ating arguments about language. Ideological models are projected onto each other, recursively reproducing a hierarchical social order in which U.S.-born citizens, na- tive English speakers, and Caucasians retain a privilege widely perceived to be a nat- ural outcome of certain characteristics thought to be intrinsic to American-ness, na- tiveness (in English), or Whiteness. Key words: racialization, race, language ideologies, discourse processes, monolingualism, nonnative English speakers Language and race are closely linked as means of distinguishing Self from Other.
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