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Preece, Sian – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
In this article I explore how a group of female university students, mostly British Asian and in their late teens and early twenties, perform femininities in talk about heritage languages. I argue that analysis of this talk reveals ways in which the participants enact "culturally intelligible" gendered subject positions. This frequently…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Cultural Traits, Sexual Identity
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Dagenais, Diane – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Applies constructs of language as economic and symbolic capital, transnationalism, investment, and imagined community to analysis of interviews with immigrant parents living in Vancouver, Canada. These parents promote multilingualism by maintaining their family language and enrolling their children in French immersion programs. Argues they view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants