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Gao, Feng – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This article first looks at the complex conceptualization of Chinese learners' social-class identities with respect to a shifting Chinese class stratification. It then examines the link between social class and second-language learning in the Chinese context by reviewing several studies on Chinese learners' social-class backgrounds and their…
Descriptors: Social Class, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Feng – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic case study that explored how Chinese learners' national identities were displayed and reconstructed through their English language-learning journeys in Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources (ethnographic observations, informal conversations, diaries, and narrative interviews), the analysis focuses on the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Diaries, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)