ERIC Number: EJ624936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Transcending the Nativeness Paradigm.
Brutt-Griffler, Janina; Samimy, Keiko K.
World Englishes, v20 n1 p99-106 Mar 2001
Suggests that identity formation is related to the social process of identity-assignation in the mother-tongue context. The case studies of four English speakers born outside the mother-tongue context are summarized. Findings support the contention that nativeness and nonnativeness among English users constitute non-elective socially constructed identities rather than linguistic categories. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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