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Speak for yourself: Second language use and self-construction during study abroad

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Title:Speak for yourself: Second language use and self-construction during study abroad
Authors:Pellegrino Aveni, Valerie
Date Issued:01 Jan 2006
Publisher:Thompson & Heinle
Citation:Pellegrino Aveni, V. (2006). Speak for yourself: Second language use and self-construction during study abroad. The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Languages Programs (AAUSC), 99-115. http://hdl.handle.net/102015/69634
Abstract:Communication plays an integral role in an individual’s construction of the
self in society. Second language (L2) learners, whose communicative competence in the new language is less advanced, may experience a compromised sense of self when using the L2.The subsequent conflict between the “real self” one is able to convey and the “ideal self” he or she would like to convey may cause a learner to reduce L2 use and potential L2 acquisition in self-threatening
interactions.This chapter explores the role of the self in L2 use and several factors that affect learners’ ability to construct the self in the L2. In conclusion, the chapter considers ways in which teachers and administrators may help learners navigate their new identity in the L2.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69634
Volume:2006
Appears in Collections: 2006 INSIGHTS FROM STUDY ABROAD FOR LANGUAGE PROGRAMS


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