Conclusion: Second Language Identity Revisited

Phil Benson, Gary Barkhuizen, Peter Bodycott, Jill Brown

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The main aim of this book has been to argue for and to develop second language identity as a usable construct in second language learning research. We have looked at the idea of second language identity from three different angles: in Part I from the perspective of theory and in the context of previous research on study abroad; in Part II from the perspective of evidence for second language identity development in students’ narratives of study abroad; and in Part III from the perspective of possible influences — related to programme type and individual differences in study abroad — that might have an influence on its development. In this concluding chapter, we will sum up what we hope we have achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781137029423
ISBN (Print)9781349440153
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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NameSecond Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad


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