25.4145, Books: Second Language Identities: Block

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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:47:54
From: Dora Coventry [dora.coventry at bloomsbury.com]
Subject: Second Language Identities: Block

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Title: Second Language Identities 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/second-language-identities-9781472526045/ 


Author: David Block

Electronic: ISBN:  9781472571021 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781472526045 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 14.99


Abstract:

Second Language Identities examines how identity is an issue in different second language learning contexts. It begins with a detailed presentation of what has become a popular approach to identity in the social sciences (including applied linguistics) today, one that is inspired in poststructuralist thought and is associated with the work of authors such as Anthony Giddens, Zygmunt Bauman, Chris Weedon, Judith Butler and Stuart Hall.

It then examines how in early SLA research focussing on affective variables, identity was an issue, lurking in the wings but not coming to centre stage. Moving to the present, the book then examines in detail and critiques recent research focussing on identity in three distinct second language learning contexts. These contexts are: (1) adult migration, (2) foreign language classrooms and (3) study abroad programmes. The book concludes with suggestions for future research focussing on identity in second language learning. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Language Acquisition
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Sociolinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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