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Albury, Nathan John – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Localising knowledge and dispositions helps to predict the likely success of top-down language policies. In so far as language acquisition is a pillar of language revitalisation policy, then community perspectives on learning a minority language deserve attention. This article presents the knowledge, dispositions, and ideas of around 1,300…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Malayo Polynesian Languages, History
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Goldoni, Federica – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This study addresses study abroad and second language acquisition. The number of U.S. students studying abroad is increasing. However, students' cultural and linguistic immersion experiences abroad can be disconcerting, challenging their sociocultural identities, values, learning objectives, and expectations. This study employed critical race…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Social Status, Study Abroad
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Te Huia, Awanui – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Substantially less is known about the motivations of indigenous heritage language learners than the motivations of learners of colonial languages. This study explores the motivations of Maori indigenous New Zealanders and the identity-related motivations they have for learning their heritage language. Interviews with 19 Maori language learners…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Learning Motivation, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Przymus, Steve Daniel – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
When educators do not facilitate English language learners' (ELLs) social integration in schools, this can perpetuate ELLs' marginalized status and the plateauing of ELLs' English language development. This study highlights a program for secondary ELLs called the ELL Ambassadors program, which partnered ELLs with non-ELLs based on shared…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Communities of Practice
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Catalano, Theresa; Fox, Jill; Vandeyar, Saloshna – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Much research is available that details student experiences of immigration and adaptation to receiving countries and schools, but few studies analyze the metaphors used by immigrant students (IS) when talking about the immigration experience, or offer a comparative lens through which to view identity negotiation in two very different contexts. The…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Self Concept, International Education
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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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Hornberger, Nancy H.; De Korne, Haley; Weinberg, Miranda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The experiences of a community of people learning and teaching Lenape in Pennsylvania provide insights into the complexities of current ways of talking and acting about language reclamation. We illustrate how Native and non-Native participants in a university-based Indigenous language class constructed language, identity, and place in nuanced ways…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Maintenance
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Shin, Jeeweon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Drawing on the data collected through classroom observations, participants' written journals, and in-depth interviews, this study examines the hyphenated identity constructions of 1.5- ("ilcem osey") and 2nd-generation heritage language learners. The study observes that ethnic and racial exclusion in a White dominant society was more…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Disadvantaged, Diaries, Interviews
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Wei, Ming – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study was based on the view that collective conceptions of learners have intimate connections with both social and linguistic analysis and language education. It set out to examine systematically the perceptions of Chinese college students on English and English education against the background of both the increasing role of English in the…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Self Concept, College Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Klapwijk, Nanda; Van der Walt, Christa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article investigates university students' attitudes and perceptions about language in a multilingual country where most instruction is in English and annual national literacy results have been declining for at least 15 years. Despite this decline, English seems to be entrenched as the language of instruction, and at university it seems a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Chiang, Shiao-Yun – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The instructional performance of international teaching assistants (ITA) in U.S. universities is generally considered as problematic due to linguistic and cultural differences in existing studies. Drawing on interactional sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, and positioning theory, this study aims to find out how ITAs are juxtaposed between…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Teaching Assistants, Self Concept, Stereotypes
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Henry, Alastair; Goddard, Angela – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
It has been suggested that in foreign language learning and ELF situations, identity might not be implicated in any great extent. Focusing on the impact globalization has on identities, the purpose of this study is to consider whether identity might be involved in Swedish students' reasons for enrolling on an English-medium university program and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gao, Yihong; Jia, Zengyan; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Combining psychological and social perspectives and using mixed methods, this 4-year longitudinal study examined the EFL learning and self-identity development of about 1,000 students from 5 universities in Beijing, China. The self-designed questionnaire, administered 5 times during the 4 years, consisted of 7 identity categories of identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies
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Giroir, Shannon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This paper reports on the findings of a multiple case study to show how 3 women constructed meaning around the processes of L2 learning and migration and (re)constructed identities through their participation in new communities of practice (CoPs). Data sources include formal classroom observations, in-depth interviews, and the participants'…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Case Studies
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