Identities and Language Teaching in Classrooms
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Dagenais, D. 2012. Identities and Language Teaching in Classrooms. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
What is the relationship between learners' identities and their language-learning experiences? How are identities constructed in language classrooms and what does this imply for students and teachers? Over the last decade, applied linguists have paid increasing attention to questions such as these, as have scholars in such related fields as second language acquisition (SLA), language education, and sociolinguistics. Studies examining the links between learner identities and language-learning contexts have revealed that the ways learners define themselves, are defined by others, and are positioned in social interaction have an observable impact on their learning experiences. This body of scholarship has contributed to advancing new theoretical insights on identity construction in language-learning situations.
- language teaching;
- language in the classroom;