English and National Identity   46th IATEFL Annual Conference      Glasgow 19-23 March 2012Dr. Nada Sid Ahmed El jackSudan...
Contents of the Presentation• Creating a new national identity in the  RSS• Re-shaping a new national identity in the  RS•...
Major Questions That Need Answers:• The global impact of English• Global educational status of English in  the Sudan
• English and local Sudanese languages• Sudanese English• The man in the street
• English and particular fields in Sudan• Sudanese policy makers, applied linguists,  and educators
RSS• Dinka, Nuer, Shiluk, Zandi and Bari  (65%of the population)• 50 mother tongues present• Local languages, different va...
The Constitution of the Republic of   South Sudan (CRSS) (2011)          •Indigenous          languages          • English...
Expectations of the Role of English              in the RSS• Common means of communication for  southerners• The language ...
• Strengthening regional ties and trade within  the EAC• Re-shaping the national identity for  southerners• To gain both i...
• Juba Arabic, mother tongues and English• Language of business
RS Examining the Potentiality of SPINE 3•Objectives of the study•Methodology
Dimensions of National Identity            Psychological    Political           Cultural      Historical     Territorial
(Summary of Results):Techniques Utilized by the Authors• Topics of interest• What they avoided• Short texts• Variety• ‘Gre...
Dimensions of National & Ethnic           Identity
Recommendations• Develop the sense of inclusion• A marker both of education and modernity• Spread the culture of differenc...
• Indigenous cultures and knowledge• Food, traditions, names, etc• Live in peace and tolerance• How and why to respect the...
• A sense of ethnic tolerance and acceptance  of the other• A peaceful co-existence among different  groups• A redefinitio...
References:• Smith, A.D. (1991) National Identity  University of Nevada Press: USA• Guibernau, B. M. (2007) The Identity o...
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    1. 1. English and National Identity 46th IATEFL Annual Conference Glasgow 19-23 March 2012Dr. Nada Sid Ahmed El jackSudan University of Science andTechnologyCollege of LanguagesDepartment of Englishneljack@hotmail.com
    2. 2. Contents of the Presentation• Creating a new national identity in the RSS• Re-shaping a new national identity in the RS• The impact of English on national identity construction in learners (A Case Study)
    3. 3. Major Questions That Need Answers:• The global impact of English• Global educational status of English in the Sudan
    4. 4. • English and local Sudanese languages• Sudanese English• The man in the street
    5. 5. • English and particular fields in Sudan• Sudanese policy makers, applied linguists, and educators
    6. 6. RSS• Dinka, Nuer, Shiluk, Zandi and Bari (65%of the population)• 50 mother tongues present• Local languages, different varieties of Arabic and English (1956 - mid1990s)
    7. 7. The Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan (CRSS) (2011) •Indigenous languages • English language •Arabic language
    8. 8. Expectations of the Role of English in the RSS• Common means of communication for southerners• The language of freedom and unity• A gateway to social, economic and political prosperity
    9. 9. • Strengthening regional ties and trade within the EAC• Re-shaping the national identity for southerners• To gain both individual and social empowerment
    10. 10. • Juba Arabic, mother tongues and English• Language of business
    11. 11. RS Examining the Potentiality of SPINE 3•Objectives of the study•Methodology
    12. 12. Dimensions of National Identity Psychological Political Cultural Historical Territorial
    13. 13. (Summary of Results):Techniques Utilized by the Authors• Topics of interest• What they avoided• Short texts• Variety• ‘Great Men and Women’• National institutions
    14. 14. Dimensions of National & Ethnic Identity
    15. 15. Recommendations• Develop the sense of inclusion• A marker both of education and modernity• Spread the culture of difference and hybridity
    16. 16. • Indigenous cultures and knowledge• Food, traditions, names, etc• Live in peace and tolerance• How and why to respect the other
    17. 17. • A sense of ethnic tolerance and acceptance of the other• A peaceful co-existence among different groups• A redefinition of the Sudanese national identity
    18. 18. References:• Smith, A.D. (1991) National Identity University of Nevada Press: USA• Guibernau, B. M. (2007) The Identity of Nations Polity: Cambridge• El Jack, N.S.A (2011) Construction of National Identity in the Sudan A Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) Study of the Arabic Language School Textbooks at the Basic Level . Unpublished Ph.D Thesis: SUST

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