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ERIC Number: EJ530281
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Multiple Discourses, Multiple Identities: Investment and Agency in Second-Language Learning among Chinese Adolescent Immigrant Students.
McKay, Sandra Lee; Wong, Sau-Ling Cynthia
Harvard Educational Review, v66 n3 p577-608 Fall 1996
A study of four adolescent Chinese immigrants through seventh and eighth grades illustrates the interrelationship of discourse and power in their social environment and the impact on their formation of multiple, sometimes contradictory, identities. Their priorities appeared to be agency and identity enhancement rather than investment in the development of language skills. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Chinese People; Identity Formation