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Slocum, Audra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article centers on the discursive moves that two adolescent girls in rural Appalachia use to negotiate dominant discourses regarding Appalachian identity and language. The data is drawn from a year-long critical ethnographic teacher-researcher study in a senior English class located within a rural high school in the Appalachian region of the…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Rural Areas
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Mori, Miki – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Although Latino enrollment has increased at postsecondary institutions, this minority population is not graduating at the same rate as others. The current study looks at the intersection of educational success stories and writing practices of two upper division Latino students, Martin and Raquel, at a large public U.S. university. Using Bourdieu's…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Writing Processes
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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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Han, Huamei; Varghese, Manka – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The teaching and learning of languages has been mainly investigated within educational institutions, especially by applied linguists. However, religious spaces such as churches and church related programs have historically and contemporarily served as important alternative spaces for such teaching and learning to take place. At the same time, such…
Descriptors: Christianity, Language Attitudes, Socialization, Self Concept
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Jones, Shelley; Mutumba, Safina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a collaborative action research project, conducted in a pre-primary school in South Central Uganda, which explores the opportunities for children to draw upon and integrate their home and community-based knowledge and experiences through mother tongue (MT) instruction and resources. We use the funds of knowledge (Moll,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Background, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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Ahn, Elise S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In 1937, Soviet Koreans from the Far East were forcibly relocated by Stalin to Central Asia. This narrative of expulsion and deportation is used to explain the residence of Koreans in present-day Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. First, this article maps out the historical backdrop that has broadly shaped the Kazakhstani Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Migration, History, Immigrants
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Collett, Jennifer – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Drawing upon sociocultural theories of learning and social constructivist theories of identity development, this article defines learning and identity as outcomes of participation in order to investigate how an emergent bilingual in elementary school, Roselyn, has opportunities to participate in school-based activities and how these structured…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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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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Jwa, Soomin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Voice is co-constructed, a result of the "text-mediated interaction between the writer and the reader." The present study, using the context of U.S. college writing, explores the complicated process by which an L2 novice writer--one who has a growing awareness of, yet peripheral access to, discourse practices--constructs a voice. Through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Paciocco, Adua – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Italian-schooled Chinese migrant youth in Prato enact a Chinese diasporic identity which develops as a result of the diasporic stance they manifest through Mandarin-speaking practice, in addition to other practices associated with Mandarin. Being children of Chinese migrants with limited Italian literacy, the youth speak a Chinese dialect and…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Usage
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Vanek, Jenifer; King, Kendall; Bigelow, Martha – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
While social media is widely used by youth around the world, research is only beginning to document how transnational students employ these technologies. This study investigated how English-learning adolescents in the United States use social media to engage in social, academic, and identity work. Data were collected during a four-day social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Self Concept, Semiotics, English (Second Language)
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Rudwick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
After centuries of "Eurocentric" linguistic ideology, the South African government has formulated African language development and multilingualism as one priority in the education system. While only English, and decreasingly Afrikaans, are the only "established" languages of instruction at tertiary level, most universities in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Politics of Education, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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