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Title Second Language Identities
Author David Block
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2014-09-11
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781472571021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Second Language Identities examines how identity is an issue in different second language learning contexts. It begins with a detailed presentation of what has become a popular approach to identity in the social sciences (including applied linguistics) today, one that is inspired in poststructuralist thought and is associated with the work of authors such as Anthony Giddens, Zygmunt Bauman, Chris Weedon, Judith Butler and Stuart Hall. It then examines how in early SLA research focussing on affective variables, identity was an issue, lurking in the wings but not coming to centre stage. Moving to the present, the book then examines in detail and critiques recent research focussing on identity in three distinct second language learning contexts. These contexts are: (1) adult migration, (2) foreign language classrooms and (3) study abroad programmes. The book concludes with suggestions for future research focussing on identity in second language learning.

Title Identity and Second Language Learning
Author Miguel Mantero
Publisher IAP
Release Date 2006-12-01
Category Education
Total Pages 401
ISBN 9781607527008
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of research has attempted to capture the essence and promise embodied in the concept of “identity” and built a bridge to the realm of second language studies. However, the reader will notice that we did not build just one link. This volume brings to light the diversity of research in identity and second language studies that are grounded the notions of community, instructors and students, language immersion and study abroad, pop culture and music, religion, code switching, and media. The chapters reflect the efforts of contributors from Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States who performed their research in the countries just mentioned and in other regions around the world. Because of this, this volume truly offers an international perspective.

Identity And Language Learning by Prof. Bonny Norton

Title Identity and Language Learning
Author Prof. Bonny Norton
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2013-10-04
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781783090570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Identity and Language Learning draws on a longitudinal case study of immigrant women in Canada to develop new ideas about identity, investment, and imagined communities in the field of language learning and teaching. Bonny Norton demonstrates that a poststructuralist conception of identity as multiple, a site of struggle, and subject to change across time and place is highly productive for understanding language learning. Her sociological construct of investment is an important complement to psychological theories of motivation. The implications for language teaching and teacher education are profound. Now including a new, comprehensive Introduction as well as an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this second edition addresses the following central questions: - Under what conditions do language learners speak, listen, read and write? - How are relations of power implicated in the negotiation of identity? - How can teachers address the investments and imagined identities of learners? The book integrates research, theory, and classroom practice, and is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of language learning and teaching, TESOL, applied linguistics and literacy.

Title English as a Second Language in the Mainstream
Author Constant Leung
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-07-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781317892281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since it was first established in the 1970's the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. English as a Second Language learners are now a considerable and increasing part of the mainstream of urban schools in English-speaking countries. Beyond the learning of English, this development raises broader questions of language as a medium of education in a multilingual, multicultural environment. Drawing on their experience as researchers and educators in Australia, Canada and England, the authors of English as a Second Language in the Mainstream present an up-to-date account of advances in theory and practice. Their analysis of system-wide provision however, suggests that a truly responsive educational vision is lacking: government policy is inadequate, educational practices for ESL students are either underdeveloped or poorly coordinated with practices for other students, and the rhetoric of reform fails to engage significantly with issues of teaching and resources. The authors argue towards a more comprehensive vision which can acknowledge the relation between issues concerning ESL students and issues concerning the educational system as a whole, which can coordinate reforms in ESL education with general reforms, which can explicitly and systematically integrate language learning and content learning, and which can build more positively on the multilingual and multicultural nature of modern education for all students.

Title Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning
Author Uju Anya
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2016-12-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781317402718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Winner of the 2019 AAAL First Book Award* Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil provides a critical overview and original sociolinguistic analysis of the African American experience in second language learning. More broadly, this book introduces the idea of second language learning as "transformative socialization": how learners, instructors, and their communities shape new communicative selves as they collaboratively construct and negotiate race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social class identities. Uju Anya’s study follows African American college students learning Portuguese in Afro-Brazilian communities, and their journeys in learning to do and speak blackness in Brazil. Video-recorded interactions, student journals, interviews, and writing assignments show how multiple intersecting identities are enacted and challenged in second language learning. Thematic, critical, and conversation analyses describe ways black Americans learn to speak their material, ideological, and symbolic selves in Portuguese and how linguistic action reproduces or resists power and inequity. The book addresses key questions on how learners can authentically and effectively participate in classrooms and target language communities to show that black students' racialized identities and investments in these communities greatly influence their success in second language learning and how successful others perceive them to be.

Title Identity Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning
Author Garold Murray
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2011
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 266
ISBN 9781847693723
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Through the use of qualitative research methods, the authors explore the complex, contingent and dynamic nature of motivation, identity and autonomy --- both for language learners and teachers --- in many different parts of the world. Importantly, they also look for relationships among the three constructs. This is precisely the integrative approach that should be encouraged as we seek to understand the lived experience of individuals."---Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA --

Title Motivation Language Identity and the L2 Self
Author Zoltán Dörnyei
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2009-01-12
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1847696759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.

Title Self and Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learning
Author Dr. Florentina Taylor
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2013-07-04
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781783090013
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the role of identity in adolescent foreign language learning to provide evidence that an identity-focused approach can make a difference to achievement in education. It uses both in-depth exploratory interviews with language learners and a cross-sectional survey to provide a unique glimpse into the identity dynamics that learners need to manage in their interaction with contradictory relational contexts (e.g. teacher vs. classmates; parents vs. friends), and that appear to impair their perceived competence and declared achievement in language learning. Furthermore, this work presents a new model of identity which incorporates several educational psychology theories (e.g. self-discrepancy, self-presentation, impression management), developmental theories of adolescence and principles of foreign language teaching and learning. This book gives rise to potentially policy-changing insights and will be of importance to those interested in the relationship between self, identity and language teaching and learning.

Title Identity and Language Learning
Author Bonny Norton
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2013-09-27
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781783090556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Identity and Language Learning draws on a longitudinal case study of immigrant women in Canada to develop new ideas about identity, investment, and imagined communities in the field of language learning and teaching. Bonny Norton demonstrates that a poststructuralist conception of identity as multiple, a site of struggle, and subject to change across time and place is highly productive for understanding language learning. Her sociological construct of investment is an important complement to psychological theories of motivation. The implications for teaching and teacher education are profound. Now including a new, comprehensive Introduction as well as an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this second edition addresses the following central questions: Under what conditions do language learners speak, listen, read and write? How are relations of power implicated in the negotiation of identity? How can teachers address the investments and imagined identities of learners? The book integrates research, theory, and classroom practice, and is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of language learning and teaching, TESOL, applied linguistics and literacy.

Title Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad
Author P. Benson
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2013-08-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 179
ISBN 9781137029423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Study abroad is now both an international industry and an experience that can have a deep impact on students' attitudes and approaches to second language learning. Narratives of Second Language Identity in Study Abroad brings together three important research areas by exploring the impact of study abroad on second language identities through narrative research. It outlines a new model of second language identity that incorporates a range of language and personal competencies. The three main dimensions of this model are explored in chapters that begin with students' study abroad narratives, followed by the authors' in-depth analysis. Further chapters use narratives to assess the impact of programme type and individual difference. Arguing that second language identity development is one of the more important outcomes of study abroad, the book concludes with recommendations on how study abroad programmes can best achieve this outcome.

Title Second Language Learning and Identity
Author Mika Yoshimoto
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Acculturation
Total Pages 312
ISBN UOM:39015079254424
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is largely about second language learning and identity construction. It is based on a unique hybrid design of case study and autoethnography. In addition, diary study plays an important role in allowing the participants to express themselves in a self-reflective way. The author examines and discusses with the participants of her research, the everyday struggles of Japanese women in Canada who are trying to learn English. Of particular interest to this study was the role of metaphor in language which constructs our conceptual framework in a manner consistent with sociocultural theory and critical theory. Also, Foucault's discourse theory plays a prominent role, particularly with regards to diary, interviews and group meetings, in that it sees identity and discourse as being profoundly interrelated and inseparable. Thus, by examining discourse we can become more aware of changes in identity. With regards to the context of this study with respect to other research, the author believes that there is a significant connection to Bonny Norton's notion of investment rather than motivation with regards to how invested a second language learner feels in his or her studies. Also, Hongyu Wang, who writes extensively in the style of autoethnography, has helped me come to understand my journey that generates feelings of exclusion, repression, and alienation. Bakhtin's notion of multiple voices was also very important to the author as she discussed identity as constantly shifting, layered voices in multiple contexts. In second-language learning research, there is very little attention paid to the perspective of the learner with regards to how they feel, and their identity. Most other research in this area looks at particular linguistic functions such as syntax, morphology, etc. This research is also a documentation of the author's personal journey as she was a participant in her own research. The importance of narratives is also something that the author found was largely ignored in second-language research. For this reason, the author ensured that it was central to her work. When the author first began this research, her aim was to help Japanese women who were studying English understand the changes in identity that they were experiencing. However, as her research progressed, she saw that this research would benefit all students pursuing a second language, all teachers of second languages, as well as researchers in SLA and curriculum theorists. The use of haiku throughout the thesis is a particularly unique reflection of poetic discourse. Autoethnography has also recently grown in popularity in terms of its use in research, and is used extensively throughout this work. The use of the liminal space, doubling space, in-between space, Third Space notion in the exploration of identity and its transformation in this work is also quite interesting. Through this research, the author has uncovered a profound connection between language and identity. For Japanese women, learning English is both liberating and unsettling. This beautifully written work will be an important book for all involved in second-language learning, curriculum theorists, as well as researchers concerned with connections between language and identity, poetic inquiry and discourse, narrative theory, and autoethnography.

Title Identity and Language Learning
Author Bonny Norton
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Release Date 2000
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 173
ISBN 0582382246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study looks at the process of learning a second language and in particular how changing identities of the learner effect this process. Bonny Norton considers how can language teachers can address the complex histories of language learners by integrating research, theory, and classroom practice.

Title Identity and Culture Shaped by Foreign Language Learning A Case of Iranian University Students
Author Shakiba Razmeh
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2015-02-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 70
ISBN 9783656894261
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Scientific Study from the year 2015 in the subject Cultural Studies - Near Eastern Studies, , course: Language & Identity, language: English, abstract: As shifting identity and target cultural attachment act as important factors in the language learning process, this study aims to analyze the effects of learning English on the culture and identity change in Iranian EFL learners. To this end, fifty BA and fifty MA students majoring in TEFL participated in the study by answering the questionnaires. Also, twenty of them were interviewed along with ten EFL instructors. To control the factor of gender, all the participants were male. The data comes from two questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The data was analyzed using SPSS. The interviews were analyzed based on content analysis procedures. The results of the study revealed that the younger the participants were the more they were interested in shifting their identities and attaching to the target culture. The results further indicated that MA students had more information about both their native and the target culture and they could manage their shifting identities better than the BA students.

Title Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Author Dwight Atkinson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2011-03-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9781136825798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition – 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or complement the cognitivism pervading the field. All six approaches – sociocultural, complexity theory, conversation-analytic, identity, language socialization, and sociocognitive – are described according to the same set of six headings, allowing for direct comparison across approaches. Each chapter is authored by leading advocates for the approach described: James Lantolf for the sociocultural approach; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the complexity theory approach; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the conversation-analytic approach; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the identity approach; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language socialization approach and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive approach. Introductory and commentary chapters round out this volume. The editor’s introduction describes the significance of alternative approaches to SLA studies given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega’s commentary considers the six approaches from an 'enlightened traditional' perspective on SLA studies – a viewpoint which is cognitivist in orientation but broad enough to give serious and balanced consideration to alternative approaches. This volume is essential reading in the field of second language acquisition.

Title Identity Trajectories of Adult Second Language Learners
Author Cristiana Palmieri
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2018-12-07
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781788922210
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the motivations of adult second language (L2) learners to learn Italian in continuing education settings in Australia. It focuses on their motivational drives, learning trajectories and related dynamics of identity development triggered by the learning process. Central to the study are adult L2 learners, who are still a largely under-researched and growing group of learners, and readers will gain a better understanding of the learning process of this specific group of learners and ideas for sustaining L2 adult learning motivation in continuing education settings. Furthermore, the book discusses the role played by the Italian migrant community in Australia in making Italian a sought-after language to learn. It explores how a migrant community may influence motivation, and highlights and expands on the notion of L2 learning contexts, showing the existence of sociocultural environments where second language learning trajectories are affected by the presence of migrant groups.

Anglophone Students Abroad by Rosamond Mitchell

Title Anglophone Students Abroad
Author Rosamond Mitchell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-03-27
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 266
ISBN 9781351762298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anglophone students abroad: Identity, social relationships and language learning presents the findings of a major study of British students of French and Spanish undertaking residence abroad. The new dataset presented here provides both quantitative and qualitative information on language learning, social networking and integration and identity development during residence abroad. The book tracks in detail the language development of participants and relates this systematically to individual participants’ social and linguistic experiences and evolving relationship. It shows that language learning is increasingly dependent on students’ own agency and skill and the negotiation of identity in multilingual and lingua franca environments.

Title Adult Minority Language Learning
Author Colin J. Flynn
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2020-03-31
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781788927055
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the role of affective variables in the process of learning a minority language. It presents a comprehensive account of how adult learners’ attitude, motivation and identity are related to their awareness of, and commitment to, different dialects and varieties as target speech models. These issues are examined in the context of Irish, a minority language which does not have a standard spoken variety and where the vast majority of learners have no regular contact with native speakers. Using a mixed methods research approach, this study explores the relationships that exist between, on the one hand, learners’ attitudes towards the three main traditional dialects of Irish and non-traditional second language varieties, and on the other, their motivation and self-concept as second language learners.

Title Emerging Self Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning
Author Masuko Miyahara
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 2015-07-16
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9781783093830
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction and development among Japanese university students of English. The research highlights the instrumental agency of individuals in responding to and acting upon the social environment, and in developing, maintaining and/or reconstructing their identities as L2 users. The study offers unique insights into the role of experience, emotions, social and environmental affordances in shaping their personal orientations to English and self-perceptions as English learner-users. It also examines individuals’ responses to these factors and discusses fluctuations in their motivations. The additional value of this book lies in its detailed account of methodological procedures, challenges and ways to overcome obstacles encountered when undertaking qualitative longitudinal studies.

Title The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Author Julia Herschensohn
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2018-09-06
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 839
ISBN 1108733743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is language and how can we investigate its acquisition by children or adults? What perspectives exist from which to view acquisition? What internal constraints and external factors shape acquisition? What are the properties of interlanguage systems? This comprehensive 31-chapter handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent. It covers cutting edge and emerging areas of enquiry not treated elsewhere in a single handbook, including third language acquisition, electronic communication, incomplete first language acquisition, alphabetic literacy and SLA, affect and the brain, discourse and identity. Written to be accessible to newcomers as well as experienced scholars of SLA, the Handbook is organised into six thematic sections, each with an editor-written introduction.

Title English as a Second Language in the Mainstream
Author Constant Leung
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-07-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781317892274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since it was first established in the 1970's the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. English as a Second Language learners are now a considerable and increasing part of the mainstream of urban schools in English-speaking countries. Beyond the learning of English, this development raises broader questions of language as a medium of education in a multilingual, multicultural environment. Drawing on their experience as researchers and educators in Australia, Canada and England, the authors of English as a Second Language in the Mainstream present an up-to-date account of advances in theory and practice. Their analysis of system-wide provision however, suggests that a truly responsive educational vision is lacking: government policy is inadequate, educational practices for ESL students are either underdeveloped or poorly coordinated with practices for other students, and the rhetoric of reform fails to engage significantly with issues of teaching and resources. The authors argue towards a more comprehensive vision which can acknowledge the relation between issues concerning ESL students and issues concerning the educational system as a whole, which can coordinate reforms in ESL education with general reforms, which can explicitly and systematically integrate language learning and content learning, and which can build more positively on the multilingual and multicultural nature of modern education for all students.