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Title: Self and Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learning
Written By: Florentina Taylor
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847699985
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Description:

This book explores the role of identity in adolescent foreign language learning to provide evidence that an identity-focused approach can make a difference to achievement in education. It uses both in-depth exploratory interviews with language learners and a cross-sectional survey to provide a unique glimpse into the identity dynamics that learners need to manage in their interaction with contradictory relational contexts (e.g. teacher vs. classmates; parents vs. friends), and that appear to impair their perceived competence and declared achievement in language learning. Furthermore, this work presents a new model of identity which incorporates several educational psychology theories (e.g. self-discrepancy, self-presentation, impression management), developmental theories of adolescence and principles of foreign language teaching and learning. This book gives rise to potentially policy-changing insights and will be of importance to those interested in the relationship between self, identity and language teaching and learning.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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ISBN-13: 9781847699992
Pages: 208
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847699985
Pages: 208
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847699992
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847699985
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95