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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Florentina  Taylor
Institution: University of York
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Homepage: http://www.york.ac.uk/education/our-staff/academic/florentinataylor/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Self and identity in foreign language learning
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Taylor, F. (2014). Relational views of the self in SLA. In S. Mercer & M. Williams (Eds.), Multiple perspectives on the self in SLA (pp. 92–108). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Taylor, F. (2013). Self and identity in adolescent foreign language learning. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Taylor, F. (2013). Listening to Romanian teenagers: Lessons in motivation and ELT methodology. In E. Ushioda (Ed.), International perspectives on motivation: Language learning and professional challenges (pp. 35–59). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Taylor, F., Busse, V., Gagova, L., Marsden, E., & Roosken, B. (2013). Identity in foreign language learning and teaching: Why listening to our students’ and teachers’ voices really matters (ELT Research Papers No. 13-02). London: British Council. Available from http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/publications

Taylor, F., & Marsden, E. (2012). Influencing the perceived relevance of Modern Foreign Languages in Year 9: An experimental intervention (Research report). York: Centre for Language Learning Research, University of York. Available from http://www.york.ac.uk/education/research/research-paper/

Taylor, F. (2012). Acted and unacted parts: The quest for identity in Virginia Woolf’s novels (2nd ed.). Iasi, Romania: Lumen.

Taylor, F. (2010). A quadripolar model of identity in adolescent foreign language learners (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Nottingham.

Taylor, F. (2010). Surreptitious teacher development: Promoting change from within. Romanian Journal of English Studies, 7, 401-409.

Taylor, F. (2009). Authentic Internet in the EFL class. Modern English Teacher, 18(1), 5-9.

Taylor, F. (2009). Some grim effects of a nationally imposed English curriculum in Romania. Romanian Journal of English Studies, 6, 417-427.

Taylor, F. (2008). Involvement avoidance in the English class: Romanian insights (Unpublished MEd dissertation). University of Exeter.

Taylor, F. (2007). Acted and unacted parts: The quest for identity in Virginia Woolf’s novels. Iasi, Romania: Lumen.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Self and Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learning
Courses Taught: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
English Linguistics
Teaching English for Academic and Purposes
Identity and Foreign Language Learning
Planning and Communicating Research
Dissertation Abstract: A Quadripolar Model of Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learners
Reviewer of: Linguistic Analysis (LL Issue 22.3110)
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (LL Issue 23.5147)

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