The articles in this special issue examine the relationship between gender identity and second language learning from a variety of perspectives, all of which share a basic grounding in sociocultural theories of learning and poststructural theories of language. (Re)constructing Gender in a New Voice presents a range of approaches to questions regarding the role of gender identity in a set of distinct local contexts. In this issue, Guest Editor Juliet Langman contends that an examination of the tensions between past and current ways of expressing identity will allow for continued theorizing on the nature of gender identity and its role in multiple language learning and use.
Volume 3, Number 4, 2004
Contents: J. Langman, (Re)Constructing Gender in a New Voice: An Introduction. ARTICLES: E. Skapoulli, Gender Codes at Odds and the Linguistic Construction of a Hybrid Identity. G. Vitanova, Gender Enactments in Immigrants' Discursive Practices: Bringing Bakhtin to the Dialogue. D. Warriner, "The Days Now Is Very Hard for My Family": The Negotiation and Construction of Gendered Work Identities Among Newly Arrived Women Refugees. J. Menard-Warwick, "I Always Had the Desire to Progress a Little": Gendered Narratives of Immigrant Language Learners. BOOK REVIEWS: M. Teutsch-Dwyer, Bilingual Couples Talk: The Discursive Construction of Hybridity, by Igrid Piller. A. Pavlenko, The Verbal Communication of Emotions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, by Susan Fussell (Ed.).