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Title: The Ideological Construction of a Second Reality: A Critical Analysis of a Romanian EFL Textbook
Authors: Camase, Greta
Advisor: Labrie, Normand
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: textbook analysis
Romanian textbook
communist ideology and curriculum
second reality
textbook content analysis
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2009
Abstract: Drawing on the assumptions that old ideologies persist over a long period of time, impact on intercultural communication, and can be identified in texts, this study is a critical analysis of the content of an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook, which was published between 1983 and 1988 in communist Romania. Specifically, the research questions of the present study are: 1) How do the EFL textbook‘s readings represent the relationship between Romanian and non-Romanian people?, and 2) What are the sociopolitical implications of these representations? Based on critical discourse analysis (CDA), as well as content analysis and literary theory, the method of analysis of this study builds on central concepts such as ideology and intertextuality, and delivers a multilayered framework of analysis that comprises the historical and ideological context of the texts, as well as the context of other texts. The findings show that the communist ideology was legitimated and transmitted in language textbooks, and, compared to the Romanians, non-Romanians were unequally represented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18099
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