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Learner Narratives of Translingual Identities

A Multimodal Approach to Exploring Language Learning Histories

Authors: Kiernan, Patrick

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  • Presents a novel synthesis of research in identity, multimodality and learning histories
  • Examines learner identity within a specific community of learners using a systemic functional and multimodal analysis of student-student interviews
  • Explores key issues in language education through the voices of learners including the relevance of study abroad experience, native speakerism and grammar-based teaching
  • Addresses readers with both practical and theoretical interests in language learning and identity
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This book addresses translingual identities through an innovative multimodal analysis of the language learning histories of a class of advanced learners of English in Japan who grew up between two or more languages. The author explores both the translingual experiences of those in the classroom and how they use language and gesture when describing their experiences to each other. This approach uses three perspectives: it looks at the worlds and identities the interviewees construct for themselves; at their interpersonal communication; and at the way they frame their experience. Finally, it offers some lessons based on the observations of the class which reveal the values they share and the key to their success as language learners. It will appeal to applied linguistic and educational researchers, particularly those with an interest in narrative approaches to exploring educational contexts, as well as language educators and policy makers interested in gaining a learner perspective on language learning.

About the authors

Patrick Kiernan is Associate Professor in the School of Business Administration at Meji University in Tokyo. He is an applied linguist interested in language, and identity. He is author of Narrative Identity in English Language Teaching (2010) and Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age (2018).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95438-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95437-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07037-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learner Narratives of Translingual Identities
Book Subtitle
A Multimodal Approach to Exploring Language Learning Histories
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95438-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95438-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95437-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07037-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 325
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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