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Discrimination and native-speakerism in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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E-pub ahead of print
  • Panagiota Tzanni
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>16/05/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning
Number of pages13
Publication StatusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date16/05/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Native-speakerism and discrimination are two major issues in English Language Education (Holliday, 2006). This paper aims to explore these issues in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and try to reflect on the experiences of three European EAP tutors. Using autoethnography as the main research methodology, the researcher conducted 2 interviews and by describing her own feelings and experiences gives an insight to the current situation in the EAP field. How native-speakerism and discrimination have shaped the professional and personal lives of the people included in this research are examined with one common theme revealed, which is the lack of transparency within the employment practices of the EAP field, especially after BREXIT and the pandemic.