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Autor:  sarinha
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Data:  13/DEZ/2014 6:48 PM
Assunto:  shibboleth
 
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Hi,

What is the meaning of gate-keeping  shibboleth in this context?

thanks in advance.


The discourse of Applied Linguistics as well as the vast amount of supporting material brought out by the ESL/EFL enterprise have created and perpetuated the image of the native speaker as the unquestionable authority of not just langue ability but also of expertise in its teaching. Native speaker status is often seen as the sine qua non, automatically bestowing authenticity and credibility on a teachers, as an English Language expert or even a teacher trainer. As an initial gate-keeping shibboleth, nativeness can assume primacy over pedagogic expertise or actual language competence in the ELT enterprise. (Nayar 1998: 287)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 shibboleth  –  sarinha  13/DEZ/2014, 6:48 PM
shibboleth  –  PPAULO  14/DEZ/2014, 1:43 AM
shibboleth  –  sarinha  14/DEZ/2014, 11:10 AM
shibboleth  –  Fran  14/DEZ/2014, 4:22 PM
shibboleth  –  Sarinha  14/DEZ/2014, 9:34 PM
shibboleth  –  PPAULO  14/DEZ/2014, 10:55 PM
shibboleth  –  PPAULO  14/DEZ/2014, 11:00 PM

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