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Negotiating identity in English-medium settings: Agency, resistance and appropriation among speakers of other languages in an international school


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Sears, C., 2012. Negotiating identity in English-medium settings: Agency, resistance and appropriation among speakers of other languages in an international school. Journal of Research in International Education, 11 (2), pp. 117-136.

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Abstract

This article reports on a qualitative investigation into the ways that speakers of other languages negotiate their identities in an English-medium international school. As elective-bilinguals, it is generally assumed that such individuals are exempt from unfavourable positioning. As beginning speakers of English, however, older participants in this study find that they are marginalized. This article offers an account of the ways that the student participants resist this positioning and how they individually and in groups exhibit agency in negotiating more empowering identity positions.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsSears, C.
DOI10.1177/1475240912447848
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code31168

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