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Watching in Tongues


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James G. Mitchell, Ph.D. graduated from Goucher College (Towson, MD) in 1996 with degrees in biochemistry and French. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Romance Studies with a specialization in Second Language Acquisition from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in 2001. Since 2001, he has been employed as a professor at a variety of institutions from large state universities to small liberal arts colleges. Since 2006, he has been at Salve Regina University (Newport RI) where he is currently Professor of French, Italian, and Linguistics. His overarching research specialization is second language acquisition, specifically aspects of classroom acquisition and second language pedagogy.


James Mitchell's 'Watching in Tongues: Multilingualism on American Television in the 21st Century', is an original and innovative study that offers a valuable research contribution. It analyzes second language speakers and second language use on television, which is a promising research area, and it will help spark further work in the area. Arguing for the usefulness of studying applied linguistics on television, Mitchell deploys textual analysis to explicate how the television programs sometimes critique and sometimes reinforce stereotypes about second-language speakers, depending on the context. The book engages a multidisciplinary audience and would interest scholars and students in applied linguistics, such as second language acquisition and sociolinguistics, as well as in television studies, media studies, popular culture studies, and intercultural communication. Watching in Tongues is accessible and engaging and would be a useful textbook for an introductory linguistics course.Leigh H. Edwards
Professor, Department of English
Florida State University

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