The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

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This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars have drawn on poststructuralism to theorize learner identity in non-essentialist terms, most have treated agency as an essential feature that belongs to or inheres in individuals. By contrast, this work promotes a view of learner agency as inherently social and… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Multilingual Matters (May 22, 2014)

Collection: New Perspectives on Language and Education

Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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