This article discusses how a group of multilingual scholars in Jordan negotiate multiple linguistic and cultural affiliations. These writers' experiences demonstrate the varied ways English's global dominance affects individuals' lives. The scholars find both empowerment and disempowerment in English, viewing English as linked to Western hegemony in some situations and as de-nationalized and de-territorialized in others.
Pedersen, Anne-Marie. "Negotiating cultural identities through language: Academic English in Jordan." College Composition and Communication (2010): 283-310.
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This article was originally published in College Composition and Communication in 2010.