Language, Identity and Study Abroad - Sociocultural Perspectives - Jane Jackson

Language, Identity and Study Abroad - Sociocultural Perspectives - Jane Jackson

Vygotskian, Bakhtinian, and Bourdieusian perspectives

Language, Identity and Study Abroad - Sociocultural Perspectives - Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson [+-]
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jane Jackson is Professor in the Department of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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In this chapter I synthesize specific aspects of Vygotskian and Bakhtinian theories that link language, culture, context, and identity (selfhood) – core elements in the journeys of L2 sojourners and, in truth, anyone who interacts across cultures. I then discuss the work of Pierre Bourdieu, exploring his concepts of field, habitus, and capital, which heightened my awareness of the complex relationship between power (resistance and inequality), social context, and linguistic practices.

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Jackson, Jane. Vygotskian, Bakhtinian, and Bourdieusian perspectives. Language, Identity and Study Abroad - Sociocultural Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 14 - 30 Oct 2008. ISBN 9781845531423. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19044. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19044. Oct 2008

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