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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kim, Eun Gyong (E.G.); Yoon, Jeong-Ro – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how Korean science and engineering students view English-medium instruction (EMI) and Korean-medium instruction (KMI). The participants were 174 undergraduate students enrolled in EMI and KMI classes offered by the same instructor at a Korean science and engineering school. Interviews and questionnaire…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Shapiro, Shawna; MacDonald, Michael T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article examines how a refugee-background student of Somali Bantu heritage employs linguistic resources to make sense of his experience with forced migration, resettlement, and formal education. Much of the educational research on refugee-background students (and other groups of English learners) propagates a deficit orientation in which…
Descriptors: Refugees, Resistance (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Experience
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Brown, Lucien; Cheek, Elizabeth – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This is a qualitative sociocultural study examining how five advanced-level learners of Japanese from the United States use gendered first person pronouns to negotiate their identities. Japanese does not have a ubiquitous pronoun such as English "I." Instead, the language contains forms that are marked for formality and gender, including…
Descriptors: Japanese, Form Classes (Languages), Males, Second Language Learning
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Kolstrup, Kirsten L. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article explores how the global trends of marriage migration and tightening of immigration policies in the West interconnect with second language learning motivation. Specifically, this article considers how social positions, governmental regulations, and everyday contexts come together to complicate the expectations of language learning that…
Descriptors: Marriage, Migration, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Fones, Aliza; Merchant, Natasha Hakimali; Kim, Mee Joo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Political discourse on immigration policy often provides a window into a society's boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. Here, we seek to understand how those in liminal positions respond to political debates that raise issues of boundary maintenance. Drawing from Bakhtinian concepts of "authoritative" and "internally persuasive…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Public Policy, Adolescents, Presidents
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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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Ronai, Kara; Lammervo, Tiina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Over the last decade, research in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) has increasingly focused on the relationship between culture and learning. Researchers such as Kumaravadivelu (2003) have been vocal in their opposition to the practice of cultural stereotyping. In the current study, Holliday's (2005) model of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Dávila, Liv T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The field of heritage language (HL) education is a rapidly growing area of educational linguistics research and pedagogy. While considerable research has looked at identity in relation to HL learning in adolescents and adults, this article focuses on the identities and language attitudes of young HL learners of Arabic and Somali at an elementary…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Language Usage
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Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M.; Quiñones, Sandra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
In this article, we share findings from a critical qualitative study aimed at better understanding the ways that language, history, and geography mediate our work and identities as educational researchers. As scholars whose particular sociocultural and political histories are often absent in scholarly discussions about language and education, we…
Descriptors: Networks, Puerto Ricans, College Faculty, Educational Researchers
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Kim, Myonghee – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The current study examined how a North Korean defector attending a college in South Korea transformed her identity while learning English. This study was grounded in the notion of second language learning as a struggle of a socially constituted being in which the language learner constantly structures and restructures his or her social identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study aims to explore the nature of the identities constructed by EFL learners through picture-book read-alouds and the possible relationship between these identities and their literacy learning. Eight Korean students were encouraged to connect with stories through picture-book workshops. Before and after the picture-book read-alouds, tests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
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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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