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Evans, Michael; Liu, Yongcan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Research into the language socialisation of migrant-background children in new educational contexts has pointed to a complex relationship between language, identity, and social integration. This article helps us to further define this relationship in two main ways. Firstly, through focusing on the specific (and largely neglected) context of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Social Integration, Language Usage
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Zhou, Wanying; Zhou, Mingming – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
A considerable amount of research has investigated the separate roles of motivation and identity in language learning. This study aimed to examine these two important constructs jointly by exploring the relationship between motivation, identity processing styles, and English learning among high school students. The hypotheses were empirically…
Descriptors: High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Motivation
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Paciocco, Adua – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Italian-schooled Chinese migrant youth in Prato enact a Chinese diasporic identity which develops as a result of the diasporic stance they manifest through Mandarin-speaking practice, in addition to other practices associated with Mandarin. Being children of Chinese migrants with limited Italian literacy, the youth speak a Chinese dialect and…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Usage
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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Vanek, Jenifer; King, Kendall; Bigelow, Martha – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
While social media is widely used by youth around the world, research is only beginning to document how transnational students employ these technologies. This study investigated how English-learning adolescents in the United States use social media to engage in social, academic, and identity work. Data were collected during a four-day social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Self Concept, Semiotics, English (Second Language)
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Rudwick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
After centuries of "Eurocentric" linguistic ideology, the South African government has formulated African language development and multilingualism as one priority in the education system. While only English, and decreasingly Afrikaans, are the only "established" languages of instruction at tertiary level, most universities in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Politics of Education, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Dong, Jie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article investigates the identity construction process of China's rural-urban migrant children through analyses of their discourses and of their use of language. Rural children have relocated to the urban centers with their parents on a massive scale over the past decades as China has undergone rapid economic changes. Many migrant children…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Rural to Urban Migration, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Bui, Thuy Thi Ngoc – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Drawing on the recent call for repositioning youth as creative and responsible agents in language and education research (e. g., McCarty & Wyman, 2009) and the notion of engaged ethnography (e.g., Davis & Phyak, 2015), the researcher engaged 16 minority student youth in a remote mountainous province in Vietnam in interrogating the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Vietnamese People, Ethnography, Rural Areas
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Gearing, Nigel; Roger, Peter – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Native English speaking language teachers who live and work in various parts of the world often express a desire to learn the language of their host country. Without sustained levels of motivation, however, their desires are unlikely to be realized. This article reports the findings of a longitudinal case study of an American English language…
Descriptors: North American English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Colliander, Helena; Ahn, Song Ee; Andersson, Per – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Given that it is a delicate task to meet the educational needs of adult emergent readers in a second language setting, this study serves to explore the teaching practice of teachers working with learners of initial literacy and second language. Based on a situated learning perspective, data from 16 lesson observations of nine teachers is analysed.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Adult Literacy
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Jonsson, Rickard – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
During the last decade, Sweden has witnessed a significant increase in public attention concerning the following interrelated linguistic phenomena: (a) a linguistic style labelled "Rinkeby Swedish," (b) specific "Rinkeby Swedish words" that have been perceived as disparaging in Swedish public debate, and (c) a specific young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Urban Youth, Language Styles
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Yoshihara, Reiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study explores the processual identity formation of six Japanese women who gave up a job, turned to higher education, and became university EFL teachers in Japan. My research questions include: (1) How did they change their careers and become university EFL teachers? (2) Since they entered the university EFL teaching profession, how have they…
Descriptors: Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This inquiry examines how district English Learner (EL) leaders negotiate and shape their linguistic and racial identities within the landscape of racially desegregated urban school districts. Girded by the theory of LangCrit, an intersection between critical language studies (CLS) and Critical Race Theory (CRT), this study illuminates how EL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Self Concept, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article was prompted by my experience teaching a Japanese university English course in which students journaled about their English learning. In doing so, they drew heavily upon perceived membership in an imagined community associated with being Japanese as a means to explain their relationship with English. Analyzing this body of students'…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Haneda, Mari; Sherman, Brandon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Worldwide, countries strive for effective ways to educate migrant children, and the United States is no exception. In this context, this qualitative study examines how a group of ESL teachers in U.S. elementary schools acted agentively and redesigned their work through "job crafting" (Wrzesniewskum & Dutton, 2001) so as to provide…
Descriptors: School Organization, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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