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

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

Contemporary poststructuralist notions of language, culture, and identity

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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Building on the earlier work of Vygotsky, Bakhtin, and Bourdieu that was discussed in the previous chapter, I now move to more recent poststructuralist conceptions of language, identity, and culture. In particular, I investigate sociocultural understandings of the relationships between these constructs, highlighting the importance of power, agency, and investment in language and cultural learning, and identity expansion. Border crossings and the potential for identity reconstruction are also discussed in relation to current notions of ‘thirdspace’ and the ‘intercultural speaker’.

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Jackson, Jane. Contemporary poststructuralist notions of language, culture, and identity. Language, Identity and Study Abroad - Sociocultural Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 31 - 56 Oct 2008. ISBN 9781845531423. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19045. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19045. Oct 2008

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