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ERIC Number: EJ788567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
"English May Be My Second Language, but I'm Not 'ESL'"
Ortmeier-Hooper, Christina
College Composition and Communication, v59 n3 p389-419 Feb 2008
In this essay, I present three case studies of immigrant, first-year students, as they negotiate their identities as second language writers in mainstream composition classrooms. I argue that such terms as "ESL" and "Generation 1.5" are often problematic for students and mask a wide range of student experiences and expectations. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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