Journal Article Analysis
Choose one set of two articles from the list below. Analyse how the authors of each discuss the topic. Consider –
• the relative strengths and weaknesses of their arguments and claims
• the evidence they provide to support their position (where relevant)
• the soundness of the data collection and analysis procedures
• the extent to which the interpretation of the data and/or the conclusions they draw from their data analysis are convincing
Your assignment should be structured as a formal essay. Begin with an Introduction and end with a Conclusion. A list of references should follow.
Your discussion of the two articles should be balanced (i.e., do not spend a lot more time discussing one article than you spend on the second). Your additional sources should be used to support your ideas; you do not need to discuss them in detail.
Sources: 4 sources (minimum). These must come from the following selection:
1- the two articles you choose
2- (at least) one reference on research methods from Unit 2
For sets 1 & 2 – Pauwels, A. (2004). Language maintenance. In A. Davies & C. Elder (Eds) The handbook of applied linguistics (pp. 719-737) Oxford: Blackwells.
For set 3 – Celce-Murcia, M. (2014). Teaching English in the context of world Englishes. In M. Celce-Murcia, D.M. Brinton and M.A Snow (Eds.), Teaching English as a second or foreign language (pp. 63-70). Boston: Heinle.
Use your additional sources thoughtfully and demonstrate your understanding of the material.
1. Pauwels, A. (2005). Maintaining the Community Language in Australia: Challenges and Roles for Families. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 8:2-3, 124-131.
2. Tuafuti, P. & McCaffery, J. (2005) Family and Community Empowerment through Bilingual Education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 8:5, 480-503.
• Tannenbaum, M. & Howie, P. (2002). The association between language maintenance and family relations: Chinese immigrant children in Australia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 23(5), 408-424.
• Ok Kim, S.H. & Starks, D. (2010). The role of fathers in language maintenance and language attrition: the case of Korean–English late bilinguals in New Zealand. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13:3, 285-301.
• Jenkins, J. (2002). A sociologically based empirically researched pronunciation syllabus for English as an international language. Applied Linguistics 23(1): 83–103.
• Park, J.S. & Wee, L. (2011). A practice-based critique of English as a Lingua Franca. World Englishes 30(3):360-374.
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