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Title: Language Ideology and Second Language Learning
Author(s): MCGARRY, Theresa
Journal: ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Volume: 155    Date: 2008   
Pages: 95-115
DOI: 10.2143/ITL.155.0.2032362

Abstract :
The increasing recognition of the concept language ideology and the corresponding increasing use of the term have not yet been matched by applications in the field of second language acquisition. However, applications of the concept in analysis of actual classroom practices have shown it to have considerable explanatory power. Greater consideration of language ideology in SLA is necessary not only to achieve greater understanding of the role of ideology in various areas but also to show connections between these areas that may yield important generalizations and to impel the application of the concept in areas where it has been neglected by highlighting its uneven treatment.