Tuesday, 1 January 2013

CHRISTIAN DISCOURSING ACROSS LLINGS OF THE SAME STORY: A CASE IN PRE-SERVICE TEACHER’S NARRATIVES


Joseph Ernest Mambu

Faculty of  Language and Literature
Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga
email:jes_sala3@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study explores the linguistic ways an EFL pre-service teacher frames English language teaching (ELT) within the context of his religious (Christian) belief. Such ways are encapsulated by the notion of Christian discoursing. Central  to  this  notion  is  how  Christian  texts  are  interwoven with non-religious texts such as ELT practices. The importance of the discoursing transpires when the Christian texts are  believed  to  have  some  transformative  impacts  on  a teacher’s ELT practices. From the three collected tellings of the teacher’s same teaching experience over a period of less than three weeks, it becomes apparent that his Christian  discoursing  is  similar  across  tellings  in  terms  of  the underlying  memory  (i.e.,  “reliance  upon  God”)  and  yet slightly or very different from one telling to another with regard  to  wording  and  phrasing  of  routine  formulae,  including collocations, and allusions.

Keywords:Christian discoursing, telling(s), teaching, routine formulae, collocations, allusions

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