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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Crawford, Troy; Lengeling, Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Heredia Ocampo, Rocío – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper explores the construction of identity in an academic learning environment in Central Mexico, and shows how identity may be linked to non-language factors such as emotions or family. These issues are associated with elements of hybrid identity. To analyze this we draw on language choice as a tool used for the construction of identity and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries
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Swearingen, Amanda J. – TESOL Journal, 2019
This systematic review synthesizes 17 studies exploring nonnative-English-speaking teacher candidates' (NNES-TC) language teacher identity (LTI) development. The purpose was to examine NNES-TCs' LTI development during graduate-level TESOL programs in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The review addressed the questions, "What…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
This study examines the use of autoethnography as a teacher learning activity in a graduate-level Linguistic for Classroom Teachers course to provide teacher candidates (TCs) with a discursive and experiential space to engage in narrative identity work. Designed as a semester-long critical autoethnographic narrative (CAN), this teacher learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The study examines second language identities constructed in small stories around intercultural communication. It presents a detailed narrated-event and narrating-event analysis of small stories narrated by an Iranian user of English as a second language (ESL). The analysis suggests that small stories can become a site where second language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Hasanen, Mohammed M.; Al-Kandari, Ali A.; Al-Sharoufi, Hussain – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
This study examines the influence of English language usage and international media on the strength of either national or global identity. The regression analysis of 354 responses reveals that individuals who studied at universities that use English as a medium of instruction show significant differences in the extent to which they embrace a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Role, Regression (Statistics), Self Concept
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Kim, Myonghee – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The current study examined how a North Korean defector attending a college in South Korea transformed her identity while learning English. This study was grounded in the notion of second language learning as a struggle of a socially constituted being in which the language learner constantly structures and restructures his or her social identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Groff, Cynthia; Pilote, Annie; Vieux-Fort, Karine – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Taking a broad interest in the linguistic, educational, and identity issues relevant to young people, this article examines the experiences and discourses of linguistic minority youth in the French-dominant context of Québec City. Our analysis is based on qualitative interviews conducted with 10 young people who speak a language other than French…
Descriptors: Self Concept, French, Language Minorities, Sociolinguistics
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Sun, James Jian-Min; Hu, Ping; Ng, Sik Hung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
When China liberalised its economy and opened up to the (Western) world, it actively promoted the English language at schools and universities on a massive scale. This learn-English movement, riding on the back of English as the dominant international language, has powered English into China's education reforms. We outline the movement and discuss…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study starts from the premise that academic mobility contributes to the development of students' plurilingual identities and that study abroad contexts aiming at becoming global spaces are particularly interesting sites to explore the individuals' discursive work to (re-)construct their plurilingual identities by reconciling their language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Student Mobility, Multilingualism, Self Concept
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Tekin, Oguzhan – TESL-EJ, 2019
Previous research has shown that there is a relationship between language and identity, and thus the present study focuses on ethnic group affiliation (EGA) as a part of one's ethnic group identity and its association with speech constructs (i.e., intelligibility, comprehensibility, accentedness, and acceptability). EGA scores were collected…
Descriptors: Correlation, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept, Speech Communication
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Akkakoson, Songyut – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2019
As a result of the important role English has played as a lingua franca in various world regions, a question has been asked whether this Anglo-American property has already been shared by speakers in non-native countries. This concern voices calls for increased attention to ESL/EFL learners' sense of self and their positioning with respect to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Parmegiani, Andrea – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
This paper explores the role English and isiZulu play in the identity construction of a group of black South African university students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in a bridge programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I will discuss how, in post-apartheid South Africa, language practices continue to foster inequality, despite a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, African Languages
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Schreiber, Brooke Ricker – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
This paper presents a case study of the multilingual writing practices of a Serbian university student on Facebook, examining how he uses multiple varieties of English and Serbian images and video to shape his online identity and establish membership in local and global communities. Drawing on data from stimulated-recall interviews, online…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Music, Language Usage
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McPherron, Paul; McIntosh, Kyle – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this article, we discuss three cross-cultural memoirs used in three different university courses that introduced students to the complex identities that form both inside and outside of language classrooms. In arguing for the value of using such memoirs as content in university courses, we provide a detailed thematic analysis of Peter Hessler's…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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