Observation, Conviction, Passion: Personal Situated Professional Concerns in Applied Linguistics

Basthomi, Yazid
May 2012
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;May2012, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p931
Academic Journal
Taking a self-reflexive approach, this paper presents my own narratives as a professional-practitioner in the area of applied linguistics within the educational context of Indonesia. Through these narratives, I present selected concerns I feel compelling for the purpose of self-recast of my understanding of some issues to direct my future professional trajectories and of manifesting my obligation to share the understanding for the benefit of thinking-narrating human beings. Self-herocising this paper may sound, I resort to perplexing challenges I face as a professional affiliated with an institution situated in a developing country. I would also take the seemingly self-herocizing casting of the paper as a self- and communalconsolation.


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