Narrating Presence: The Exploration of Students’ Linguistic and Cultural Backgrounds

Basori, Muchamad Adam (2015) Narrating Presence: The Exploration of Students’ Linguistic and Cultural Backgrounds. Presented at Engaging Linguistics and Literature: Perspectives and Insights beyond the Curriculum, 12 September 2015, Malang, Indonesia.

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Each language has been typically considered distinguished from one language to another. This vision opens our access to the landscape of distinct language horizons. We live on the stage of languages contested, which is one of reasons why foreign language should have interestingly been taught and learned. Similarly, teaching and learning languages should relate to our professional development. In this article, the imperative language values are prioritized and the merits of foreign language learning in particular are critically explored. The benefits of language learning are exemplified by university students learning micro linguistics, English Phonology, in the environment of local wisdom focused on the students’ regional languages. The students are considered bilingual in the learning processes of micro linguistics enriching phonological self-awareness both by honouring their local language and culture while enhancing themselves through the learning of English as foreign language. The learning process can be managed through culturally relevant teaching where learners’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds are reflected in their foreign language learning process. In so doing, linguistic and cultural diversity as well as discretion would be fostered. Learning language has resulted a giant leap in language consciousness, which brings about linguistic astuteness in the nature of learners’ culture communion.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: linguistics, culture, teaching, learning, community
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Muchamad Adam Basori
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 12:04


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