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I think we should just accept our horrible lowly status: analysing teacher-teacher talk within the context of community of practice.

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dc.contributor.author Vaughan, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28T16:51:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-28T16:51:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4864
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While interaction inside the classroom frontstage discourse has been a subject ofstudy and has been considered the most significant type of discourse that teachersengage in, I propose that interaction outside the classroom backstage discourse isequally significant and has not thus far received as much attention as it merits. Thispaper is concerned with the institutional interaction of English language teachers usinga corpus of (currently) over 40,000 words, consisting of a variety of meetings. Itwill consider the characteristics of the community of practice (CofP) and how membershipis realised in language. It looks at the inexplicit nature of the language thatteachers use in relation to their practices as indicative of this membership, and howhumour is related to the establishment of a shared communicative space, as well asevidence of it. Highlighted also is the creation of this space within the meeting withthe construction of in- and out-groups. The paper concludes that reflection not onlyon our practices within the classroom, but our practices as a professional communityopens a new window on our profession as a whole. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francs en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language Awareness;16 (3), pp. 173-189
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.2167/la456.0
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Language Awareness 2007 © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2167/la456.0 en_US
dc.subject backstage discours en_US
dc.subject community of practice en_US
dc.subject humour en_US
dc.subject professional en_US
dc.subject discourse en_US
dc.subject teacher teacher talk en_US
dc.title I think we should just accept our horrible lowly status: analysing teacher-teacher talk within the context of community of practice. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-01-28T12:49:27Z
dc.description.version Accepted
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1403621
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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