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Title: The Social Construction of Age
Subtitle: Adult Foreign Language Learners
Written By: Patricia Andrew
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847696137
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Description:

This book explores the social construction of age in the context of EFL in
Mexico. It is the first book to address the age factor in SLA from a social
perspective. Based on research carried out at a public university in Mexico, it
investigates how adults of different ages experience learning a new language
and how they enact their age identities as language learners. By approaching
the topic from a social constructionist perspective and in light of recent work in
sociolinguistics and cultural studies, it broadens the current second language
acquisition focus on age as a fixed biological or chronological variable to
encompass its social dimensions. What emerges is a more complex and
nuanced understanding of age as it intersects with language learning in a way
that links it fundamentally to other social phenomena, such as gender, ethnicity
and social class.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847696144
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 79.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847696137
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847696144
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847696137
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95