Alastair Pennycook

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alastair Pennycook plays a role.



Pennycook, Alastair 2021 Jan Blommaert, linguistic landscapes and complexityLinguistic Landscape 7:1, pp. 2–5 | Obituary
This tribute to the work of Jan Blommaert discusses his complex relation with the field of linguistic landscape studies. Blommaert was interested in the insights an understanding of the linguistic landscape could bring to better appreciate the ways people lived their diverse lives. This… read more
This paper looks at bikescapes – and particularly dockless share bikes – with a focus on their rapid proliferation and subsequent partial demise in Sydney. Four principal themes emerged from this study: first, bikes are an important part of the cityscape, and studies of urban semiotics need to… read more
Pennycook, Alastair 2018 Applied linguistics as epistemic assemblageTransdisciplinarity in Applied Linguistics, Perrin, Daniel and Claire Kramsch (eds.), pp. 113–134 | Article
Any discussion of transdisciplinary applied linguistics needs to engage with three central questions. First, while interdisciplinarity may allow for disciplines to stay in place and engage with each other, transdisciplinarity implies a space beyond or above disciplines. As a result, we have to… read more
The translingual practices of young Mongolians and Bangladeshis suggest that contrary to those popular discourses which position youth as passive recipients of global culture, these young adults are better understood as actively and powerfully engaged with popular culture productions. Drawing on… read more
Pennycook, Alastair and Emi Otsuji 2015 Making scents of the landscapeLinguistic Landscape 1:3, pp. 191–212 | Article
Moving away from logocentric studies of the linguistic landscape, this paper explores the relations between linguascapes and smellscapes. Often regarded as the least important of our senses, smell is an important means by which we relate to place. Based on an olfactory ethnography of a… read more
Pennycook, Alastair 2013 1. Language policies, language ideologies and local language practicesThe Politics of English: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific, Wee, Lionel, Robbie B.H. Goh and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Article
Discussing a number of examples of language practices in different Asian contexts – from a job advertisement for English teachers in Vietnam, to injunctions to speak good English in Singapore, from mission statements on a Philippine convent wall, to an article about temple elephants in India – this… read more
Critical directions in applied linguistics can be understood in various ways. The term critical as it has been used in critical applied linguistics, critical discourse analysis, critical literacy and so forth, is now embedded as part of applied linguistic work, adding an overt focus on questions of… read more
Pennycook, Alastair 2008 Translingual EnglishEnglish as an International Language: Challenges and possibilities, Clyne, Michael and Farzad Sharifian † (eds.), pp. 30.1–30.9 | Miscellaneous