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 as performatively constituted in discursive practice. In ...

The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making 2014, Multilingual Matters, Bristol

ISBN-13: 9781783092031

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The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making 2014, Multilingual Matters Limited, Bristol

ISBN-13: 9781783092048

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