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  1. Claire Kramsch

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1122

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Kramsch, C. 2012. Subjectivity. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The feminist scholar Chris Weedon defines subjectivity as “the conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions of the individual, her sense of herself and her ways of understanding her relation to the world” (1987, p. 32).


  • culture;
  • second language acquisition;
  • identity;
  • multilingualism