Ortega, Y., Passi, A. L., dela Cruz, J. W. N., Nii Owoo, M. A., Cale, B., & Sarkar, M. (2023). Beginning the Quilt: A Polyvocal and Diverse Collective Seeking New Forms of Knowledge Production. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069231186131
Ortega, Y. (2023). Charlas y Comidas: Humanising focus groups and interviews. Qualitative Research, (early release). https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941231176947
Ortega, Y. (2023). Symbolic annihilation: Processes influencing English language policy and teaching practice. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427587.2023.2215361
Ortega, Y., & Oxford, R. (2023). Immigrants’ and refugees’ ‘funds of knowledge(s)’ on the path to intercultural competence. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 0(0), 1–12. Link
Pluriversal Applied Linguistics: Implications for language teaching and research from the global south (Forthcoming)
This book argues for Pluriversal Applied Linguistics in which language is used and studied in relation to humans, non-humans and beyond humans promoting research and education for a better society and planetary survival for all. Drawing on research conducted in a marginalized community in Bogotá, Colombia, this book offers a fresh perspective towards pluriversalizing applied linguistics research and language teaching with a focus on critical ethnography and decolonial praxis. The book urges us to rethink binary views on language and encourage readers to indulge in insights from the Global South, unlocking the possibilities for the future of language learning, teaching and research.
Ortega demonstrates that English is used as a counter narrative to defy social hierarchies and that teaching is an invaluable humanizing praxis. His research shows how teachers and students collaboratively invent new communicative forms, negotiate their own learning, and strengthen their own culture. The book proposes that a new approach for language teaching and learning focuses on understanding a pluriversality of beings in connection with communities, their identities, cultures, and languages while purposely and vigorously attempting to challenge all forms of oppression and inequity.