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Title: Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning
Written By: Julia Menard-Warwick
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

Based on participant observation in a California English as a Second
Language family literacy program, this ethnographic study examines how the
complexly gendered life histories of immigrant adults shaped their
participation in both the English language classroom and the education of
their children, within the contemporary sociohistorical context of
increasing Latin American immigration to the United States. Through
outlining the connections between (gendered) identity work and language
learning, this study builds theoretical and empirical justification for
teachers to negotiate classroom practice with each community of learners,
responding to students' individual goals, histories, and lives outside the

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692141
ISBN-13: 9781847692146
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692133
ISBN-13: 9781847692139
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 21.95
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692141
ISBN-13: 9781847692146
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95