Peter I. De Costa

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter I. De Costa plays a role.


Problematizing Language Policy and Practice in EMI and Transnational Higher Education: Challenges and Possibilities

Edited by Curtis Green-Eneix, Peter I. De Costa and Wendy Li

Special issue of Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 44:2 (2021) v, 145 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Language acquisition | Language policy | Language teaching | Multilingualism | Pragmatics | Translation Studies | Writing and literacy


This study presents the case of a multilingual refugee (Maji) of Kirundi, Swahili, French, and English, from Burundi living in the U.S., and examines the language ideologies and identities embedded in his transnational narratives. We analyze our focal participant’s multi-layered transnational… read more
De Costa, Peter I., Robert A. Randez, Carlo Cinaglia and D. Philip Montgomery 2022 Chapter 3. Qualitative ISLA research methodologies and methodsInstructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods, Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura and YouJin Kim (eds.), pp. 55–78 | Chapter
In this chapter, we introduce the principles and practices underlying qualitative methodologies (e.g., ethnography, case studies, action research) and qualitative methods (e.g., field observations, interviews) that are compatible with socioculturally-oriented SLA theories (e.g., language… read more
Green-Eneix, Curtis and Peter I. De Costa 2022 Chapter 6. Sharing stories around the digital campfire: In-service teachers, cognition/emotion dissonance, and the asynchronous online classroomLanguage Teacher Development in Digital Contexts, Kayi-Aydar, Hayriye and Jonathon Reinhardt (eds.), pp. 115–134 | Chapter
As the educational landscape evolves to address emerging international demands (De Costa, Green-Eneix & Li, 2020), teacher educators and researchers have begun to reevaluate what it means to be a ‘good’ teacher within digital classrooms. An area that has not been fully explored is how language … read more
De Costa, Peter I., Curtis Green-Eneix and Wenjing Li 2021 Problematizing language policy and practice in EMI and transnational higher education: Challenges and possibilitiesProblematizing Language Policy and Practice in EMI and Transnational Higher Education: Challenges and Possibilities, Green-Eneix, Curtis, Peter I. De Costa and Wendy Li (eds.), pp. 115–128 | Introduction
There are numerous decisions and considerations to take into account when preparing for and attending academic conferences. This chapter lays out these considerations, detailing a number of concrete, recommended actions seeking to help junior scholars make the most of these important – and… read more
De Costa, Peter I. 2016 Constructing the global citizen: An ELF perspectiveAsian Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca and Identity, Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew (ed.), pp. 238–259 | Article
Building on research on identity (e.g., Norton, 2013), intercultural communicative competence (e.g., Byram, 2008) and English as a lingua franca (e.g., Dewey, 2012), this article examines how the notion of a global citizen was constructed in a school-based ethnographic study involving students from… read more
De Costa, Peter I., Magda Tigchelaar and Yaqiong Cui 2016 Reflexivity and transnational habitus: The case of a ‘poor’ affluent Chinese international studentReflexivity in Late Modernity: Accounts from linguistic ethnographies of youth, Pérez-Milans, Miguel (ed.), pp. 173–198 | Article
Following Sayer’s (2010) examination of reflexivity and habitus, we focus on the transnational habitus (Darvin & Norton 2015) of Aaron, a Chinese international student at a U.S. university. Specifically, we examine how he wrestled with being identified as an ESL learner despite having attended a U. read more