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Do my accents matter? Examining the relationship between English language teachers’ linguistic profiling and career development

Ning Chen (School of International Education, Zhengzhou Sias University, Xinzheng, China)
Chinaza Solomon Ironsi (Department of English Language Teaching, Rauf Denktas Universitesi, Mersin, Turkey) (Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School, Akdeniz Karpaz University, Lefkosia, Cyprus)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 5 March 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper examines the relationship between linguistic profiling and English language teachers’ career development.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper collected data from 20 participants using a qualitative approach. Semi-structured interview guides were used to collect qualitative data on this topic.

Findings

After collecting and analyzing the data, the results showed that linguistic profiling results in demotivation and low self-esteem and can spur career development among non-native English teachers.

Originality/value

This paper advances scientific knowledge by providing empirical evidence showing that while linguistic profiling has some negative influences, it can spur career development among non-native English teachers.

Keywords

Citation

Chen, N. and Ironsi, C.S. (2024), "Do my accents matter? Examining the relationship between English language teachers’ linguistic profiling and career development", Career Development International, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-05-2023-0139

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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