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ERIC Number: EJ1152199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
More than a Name: Spanish-Speaking Youth Articulating Bilingual Identities
Mackinney, Erin
Bilingual Research Journal, v40 n3 p274-288 2017
This article explores how middle school Latina/o youth articulate their intersecting language identities as part of larger institutional and transnational experiences. Students navigated the multiple labels ascribed to them as members of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program as they shaped perspectives of their bilingual selves. Findings from this ethnographic case study show how youth resisted the institutional identities that the ESOL label reified and how students repositioned themselves as language balancers, border crossers, and marketable bilinguals. Implications for educational language policy and programming are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)
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