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.
|Title of host publication||Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad|
Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Conclusion: Second Language Identity Revisited. In Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad (1 ed., pp. 162-168). (Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137029423_10