Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number2. June 2022 Pp.282-296
Representation of Culture in EFL Textbooks: A Linguistic and Content Analysis of My
Book of English
Department of English
Faculty of Foreign languages, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University
Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of English
Faculty of Foreign language, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University
Received: 12/16/2021 Accepted: 3/31/2022 Published: 6/24/2022
This study explores the representation of culture in My Book of English, a second-generation English-language book for the first-year middle school in Algeria. Based on both content and a linguistic analysis method, our objective was to demonstrate the cultural significance of some representational choices. The notion of ideology was exploited in this study to examine the part that language takes in perpetuating ideas about culture, multiculturality, diversity, nationalism, and identity. According to the findings, cultural and social representations capture both the tendencies of cultural heritage preservation and the promotion of innovation and change. The analysis demonstrates that My Book of English acknowledges, to a certain extent, the role that English plays in the processes of internationalization and globalism. However, as a foreign language material, the book exaggeratedly highlights the source culture, making it difficult for the learners to transcend national boundaries.
Keywords: Algerian EFL textbook, culture, diversity, ideology, multiculturality, My Book of English, representations
Cite as: Aoumeur, H., & Ziani, M. (2022). Representation of Culture in EFL Textbooks: A Linguistic and Content
Analysis of My Book of English . Arab World English Journal, 13 (2)
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