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Title: Identity Formation in Globalizing Contexts
Subtitle: Language Learning in the New Millennium
Edited By: Christina Higgins
Series Title: Language and Social Processes [LSP] 1

The volume explores how new millennium globalization mediates language
learning and identity construction. It seeks to theorize how global flows are
creating new identity options for language learners, and to consider the
implications for language learning, teaching and use. To frame the chapters
theoretically, the volume asserts that new identities are developing because
of the increasingly interconnected set of global scapes which impact
language learners' lives. Part 1 focuses on language learners in
(trans)national contexts, exploring their identity formation when they shuttle
between cultures and when they create new communities of fellow

Part 2 examines how learners come to develop intercultural selves as a
consequence of experiencing global contact zones when they sojourn to new
contexts for study and work. Part 3 investigates how learners construct new
identities in the mediascapes of popular culture and cyberspace, where they
not only consume, but also produce new, globalized identities. Through case
studies, narrative analysis, and ethnography, the volume examines identity
construction among learners of English, French, Japanese, and Swahili in
Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Tanzania, and the United States.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110267280
Pages: 330
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110266382
Pages: 330
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95