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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:second language acquisition; language learning; identity formation
Subjects:Humanities > Language
Humanities > Culture
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Publisher:Iconesoft
Copyright Information:© 2010 CULTUS
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17065
Deposited On:13 Jun 2012 14:33 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 14 Jun 2012 09:22

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