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Han, Huamei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Based on a larger ethnography, this article explores intergenerational relationships between First-Generation Immigrants and Second-Generation youth and focuses on psychological damages (Piller, 2016), particularly "linguistic injuries," within a new "mainland" Chinese church in Canada. Specifically, I show why…
Descriptors: Churches, Ethnography, Immigrants, Asians
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Anisef, Paul; Sweet, Robert – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Immigrant women to Canada face unique challenges in gaining mastery of English or French, the country's two official languages. The study focuses on differences "among women" with respect to pre-migration and post-migration characteristics that position them differently with respect to language learning in the social contexts where they…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies
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Morcom, Lindsay A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
In gauging the success of Aboriginal language immersion education, the focus is often placed on measuring language acquisition and academic achievement. Although useful, these metrics only tell part of the story; to achieve real school success, it is also vital to develop high personal self-esteem that results in a positive concept of oneself as a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Languages, Self Esteem, Cultural Differences
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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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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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Sterzuk, Andrea; Nelson, Cynthia A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article presents a qualitative study of five monolingual teachers' understandings of the linguistic repertoires of their multilingual students. These teachers deliver the Saskatchewan provincial curricula in English to Hutterite colony students who are users of three languages: (a) spoken Hutterisch as a home and community language, (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Variation, Geographic Regions, Teacher Attitudes
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Takeuchi, Miwa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Guided by sociocultural theory and the theory of multiliteracies, learning is perceived as a shifting participation in practices, which is mediated by multiple physical and symbolic tools. Drawing on the situated multiliteracies approach, which integrates these two theories, the purpose of this ethnographic research is to examine the participation…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods
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Steinbach, Marilyn; Kazarloga, Viktoria – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This study explores the attitudes and identities of future ESL teachers in a 4-year teacher education program in a regional university in Québec, Canada. We describe the sociopolitical context of learning English in Québec and explain studies describing the position of nonnative-speakers who teach English in various political and geographical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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King, Kendall A.; Hermes, Mary – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This paper describes 3 language learning approaches common in many urban and rural Ojibwe communities, as well as the ideologies of endangerment that drive and sustain them. Drawing from collaborative language revitalization work with teachers, learners, and community leaders, we analyze some of the teaching and learning practices that lead to the…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance, Teaching Methods, Language Attitudes
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Canagarajah, Suresh – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study focuses on the ways youth in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Canada, Britain, and the United States construct their ethnic identity when proficiency in their heritage language is limited. Though these youth claim only rudimentary proficiency in Tamil and identify English as their dominant language, they are nonetheless able to claim…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Dravidian Languages
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Faez, Farahnaz – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This study reconceptualizes the native/nonnative dichotomy and provides a powerful lens to examine linguistic identities. In a study of 25 linguistically diverse teacher candidates in Canada, the respondents' native and nonnative self-ascription and self-assessed level of proficiency was juxtaposed with the judgment of their instructors. This…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Teacher Education
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Nelson, Gayle; Temples, Amanda Lanier – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
Using situated learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and communities of practice (Wenger, 1998) as our theoretical framework, we focused on two female graduate students in applied linguistics as each attempted to negotiate memberships in multiple communities during an international exchange program. Eleven students at six universities took part in an…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Guardado, Martin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2010
This article, part of a larger study, examines three middle-class, Hispanic Canadian families' conceptualizations of language, culture, and identity. Via an analysis of interview data, the findings indicate that the parents assigned diverse meanings to heritage language development (HLD) and held high expectations for their children's formation of…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Middle Class
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Cervatiuc, Andreea – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
This study examines the process of linguistic-and-cultural-identity formation as experienced by adult immigrants to Canada who consider themselves professionally successful and highly proficient in the target language. It addresses the characteristics of "good language learners" by determining how they negotiated their marginal standing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Haneda, Mari – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2005
Through interpretive case studies, I report how, in an advanced Japanese literacy course, two Canadian university students from different enthnolinguistic backgrounds engaged in composing in Japanese quite different ways. The multiple sources of data, including the viewpoints they expressed in interviews and questionnaires, were examined…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Writing (Composition)
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