Gender, Participation and Silence in the Language Classroom

Sh-Shushing the Girls

  • Authors
  • Allyson Julé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Silence and Second Language Learning

  3. Intersubjectivity, Language Classrooms, and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Allyson Julé
      Pages 11-18
    3. Allyson Julé
      Pages 19-43
    4. Allyson Julé
      Pages 45-57
  4. A Case Study of One Room, One Voice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Allyson Julé
      Pages 61-81
    3. Allyson Julé
      Pages 83-118
    4. Allyson Julé
      Pages 119-142
  5. Sh-shushing Girls in Language Classrooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Allyson Julé
      Pages 145-156
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-179

About this book


In this first-hand study of the relationship of gender, ethnicity and the participation of children within an English-language teaching classroom, Julé re-assesses Lacan's approach to belonging with other theoretical approaches to gender and language, making use of case-study methods. She asks key questions: Are there observable tendencies in the way that boys and girls receive and use talk in the classroom? How might such tendencies be constructed or encouraged within an ESL classroom, where gender and ethnicity intersect in particular ways?


English ESL gender language classroom language teaching

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