A Bourdieusian perspective on identity and its role in second language acquisition
Kelly, Niamh (2010) A Bourdieusian perspective on identity and its role in second language acquisition. Cultus, 3 . pp. 45-63. ISSN 2035-2948
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This paper demonstrates the need for Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory to develop a concept of the language learner as possessing complex social identities and that, by incorporating social theory into the field of SLA, researchers can begin to explore the relationship between the second language learning context and identity formation.
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