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Guo, Xiaoyan; Gu, Mingyue – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article explores how a cohort of tertiary-level Uyghur students contested and negotiated their identities through multilingual practices in the receiving community. Drawing upon interview data from fieldwork, this study indicates that these students experienced essentialist understandings and negative views in the host society. Participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Minority Group Students, Self Concept
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Gu, Mingyue; Benson, Phil – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Drawing on insights from Communities of Practice and critical discourse theory, this study investigates how teacher identities are discursively constructed in course of teacher education and under the influence of social structure. The participants were seven Hong Kong and nine mainland Chinese pre-service teachers. Two focus group interviews and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Gu, Mingyue – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This article draws on a longitudinal study of four Chinese students' English learning experiences during their college years and explores the ways in which EFL learning has influenced their sense of national identity. The study captures the changes they have experienced in constructing identities over a prolonged period in the context of mainland…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Experience
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Gu, Mingyue; Patkin, John – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2013
This article investigates the language attitudes, language practices and identity construction of a group of ethnic minority students in a secondary school in Hong Kong. Drawing on data from focus group and individual interviews, this research shows that the ethnic minority students negotiate and contest their heritage identity by utilizing their…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Status, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language)
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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Informed by linguistic ecological theory and the notion of identity, this study investigates language uses and identity construction in interactions among students with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in a multilingual university. Individual and focus-group interviews were conducted with two groups of students: Hong Kong (HK) and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multilingualism, Group Dynamics, Self Concept
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Gu, Mingyue – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
This article explores language ideologies and language uses in a multilingual university in Hong Kong by exploring the voices and experiences of both mainland Chinese and Hong Kong students. Drawing on the notions of language ideologies, separate multilingualism, and translanguaging, the research illustrates how students' linguistic ideologies are…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Universities