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ERIC Number: EJ933426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Border Talk: Narratives of Spanish Language Encounters in the United States
Pomerantz, Anne; Schwartz, Adam
Language and Intercultural Communication, v11 n3 p176-196 2011
US foreign language education is often presented as an opportunity to foster intercultural communication; yet, curricula frequently build borders between an English-speaking "we" and a non-English-speaking "they". Little is known, however, about how language students make sense of their changing linguistic identities as they encounter users of the language of instruction outside the classroom. This paper examines the stories those enrolled in university-level Spanish courses tell about their language learning histories and experiences. It considers how these stories construct particular, and frequently asymmetrical, social and linguistic borders. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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