Publication details [#64638]

de Souza Hall, Silvia Cristina Barros. 2018. “I speak English but i am still me” – English language practices in Alter do Chão, Brazil. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2018 (254) : 29–48.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper handles how English language practices were executed, conducted and interpreted by six inhabitants of Alter do Chão village, a popular tourist destination for locals and with raising numbers of tourists, located in the Amazon region, in the north of Brazil. It displays that these practices are shaped by locally situated attitudes, related to their creative performances.