LINGUIST List 26.2864

Wed Jun 10 2015

Qs: Cultural Identity Changes while Studying Abroad

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Date: 09-Jun-2015
From: Rita Gonzalez <ritagcarballogmail.com>
Subject: Cultural Identity Changes while Studying Abroad
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Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

I am an MA Student from Mexico who is developing a thesis focused on the cultural identity changes in college students who have participated in a study abroad program. The students that will be part of my research are Mexicans students learning French as a second language. In order to support my work I need to analyze specialized studies related to that topic.

The specific aims of my study are, firstly, to analyze the patterns of social and academic interaction during that period; secondly, to look at the linguistic proficiency outcomes resulting from the stay abroad experience; and finally, to explore students’ appreciation of intercultural perspectives based on their individual experiences.

Unfortunately, in Mexico there is very little research into the effects of the study abroad experience; therefore I would really appreciate if you could refer me to any current existing literature concerning this topic.

Thank you in advance.

Rita G. Carballo
Universidad de Quintana Roo (UQROO)
Chetumal, Quintana Roo, MĂ©xico


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            General Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)

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