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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Kayi-Aydar, Hayriye – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study, focusing on the life stories of three pre-service Latina teachers in the United States, explored how they positioned themselves as learners of English and teachers of Spanish in their oral narratives, and how their past experience as minority students shaped their current professional identity negotiations as language teachers.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kovac, Velibor Bobo; Tveit, Anne Dorthe; Cameron, David Lansing; Jortveit, Maryann – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The present study focuses on an educational arrangement in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) known as "two schools under one roof." The term refers to two different ethnic groups (Bosniaks and Croats) physically sharing the same school building, but maintaining separate administrations, teaching staff, and curricula. The purpose of the study…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Kim, Jung-In; Kim, Miseon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study examined the instructional focuses and practices of three Korean heritage language (HL) teachers in community-based HL schools related not only to their constructed identities as HL teachers, but also to their students. Constant-comparative analyses of interviews and classroom observations across the three teacher cases showed that each…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Korean, Immigrants, Heritage Education
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Guglani, Laura – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article explores Hispanics' concepts of cultural and linguistic identity. It is based on the findings of a recent study conducted by the author in Iglesia hispana de Cristo, a Hispanic church community in Western New York. Data come from ethnographic interviews conducted with 48 participants aged 13 to 80 years and with church leaders and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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Kemppainen, Raija P.; Hilton, Sterling C.; Rannut, Ülle – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Ethnic identification is closely tied to language. Society's appreciation of one's first language and the opportunity to use it may help strengthen ethnic identification. This research examined the relationship between ethnic identifications and school language and investigated other factors that potentially impact language-minority students'…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Russian, Foreign Countries
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Briscoe, Felecia M. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This critical discourse analysis focuses upon the discursive construction of Latino English language learners (ELL) identity within a Texas neoliberal schooling context. Qualitative content analysis was used to examine the construction of Latino ELL identities in the discourses of Texas school leaders practicing under the aegis of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis
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Darvin, Ron; Norton, Bonny – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
A necessary component of the neoliberal mechanisms of globalization, migration addresses the economic and labor needs of postindustrial countries while producing new modes of social fragmentation and inequality (Crompton, 2008). As migrant students insert themselves into segmented spaces, their countries of origin are themselves implicated in a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Class, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
Grounded in the framework of second language socialization, this study explores the identity (re)construction of Erol, a Turkish doctoral student in the United States. Drawn from a larger corpus collected for a longitudinal, mixed-method research, the data for this study came from autobiographies, journal entries, and semistructured interviews.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Socialization, Social Networks, Self Concept
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Mazak, Catherine M. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This ethnographic case study uses participant observation and interviewing to explore the multiple, complex relationships between language and identities in a particular Puerto Rican community. Participants included students and teachers from a K-9 school-turned-community center in a rural municipality in Puerto Rico. Participants did not think…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Participant Observation, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Bokayev, Baurzhan; Zharkynbekova, Sholpan; Nurseitova, Khalida; Bokayeva, Ainash; Akzhigitova, Assel; Nurgalieva, Saniya – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
The issues of social, cultural, and language adjustment and the integration of repatriates into the Kazakhstani society are crucial factors in maintaining a stable society. The complicated process of self-identification of ethnic Kazakhs is a major aspect of their sociolinguistic "penetration" into Kazakh society. In this work we…
Descriptors: Identification, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Self Concept
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Feinauer, Erika; Whiting, Erin F. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study examined the sociolinguistic contexts of neighborhoods and schools in two predominantly Latino communities in the United States. We used census data to assess social and ethnic composition and observational data to compare and contrast environmental print, language use, and availability of community services in Spanish in these schools…
Descriptors: Community Services, Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Sociolinguistics
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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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