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LINGUIST List 24.3410

Fri Aug 30 2013

Books: Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad: Benson, Barkhuizen, Bodycott, Brown

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Aug-2013
From: Hattie Clarke <hattie.clarkepalgrave.com>
Subject: Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad: Benson, Barkhuizen, Bodycott, Brown
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Title: Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad
Published: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=590896

Author: Philip Benson
Author: Gary Barkhuizen
Author: Dr Peter Bodycott
Author: Dr Jill Brown
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137029416 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 50
Abstract:

Study abroad is now both an international industry and an experience that can have a deep impact on students' attitudes and approaches to second language learning. Narratives of Second Language Identity in Study Abroad brings together three important research areas by exploring the impact of study abroad on second language identities through narrative research. It outlines a new model of second language identity that incorporates a range of language and personal competencies. The three main dimensions of this model are explored in chapters that begin with students' study abroad narratives, followed by the authors' in-depth analysis. Further chapters use narratives to assess the impact of programme type and individual difference. Arguing that second language identity development is one of the more important outcomes of study abroad, the book concludes with recommendations on how study abroad programmes can best achieve this outcome.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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