English (in)competent: language ideology and identity in Japan and the Netherlands

Presentation delivered at the Sociolinguistics Circle 2019, Utrecht University, 5 April 2019 Alison Edwards & Philip Seargeant In this talk we explore the ways in which English forms an integral part of local language practices in Japan and the Netherlands, two countries in which English has limited official status, or, in the case of Japan, … Continue reading English (in)competent: language ideology and identity in Japan and the Netherlands

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“It hurts my ears”: Language-ideological perceptions of English in the Netherlands

Presentation delivered at the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (Grote Taaldag), Utrecht University, 2 February 2019 This study, at the interface of language ideologies, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, explores perceptions of English in the Netherlands through recurrent discourse patterns in a corpus of language-attitudinal commentary by 724 Dutch informants. The informants position English as a … Continue reading “It hurts my ears”: Language-ideological perceptions of English in the Netherlands