Anglophone Students Abroad: Identity, Social Relationships, and Language Learning

1st Edition

Rosamond Mitchell, Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Kevin McManus

Routledge
Published March 30, 2017
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9781138940406 - CAT# Y204642

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Summary

Anglophone students abroad: Identity, social relationships and language learning presents the findings of a major study of British students of French and Spanish undertaking residence abroad. The new dataset presented here provides both quantitative and qualitative information on language learning, social networking and integration and identity development during residence abroad.

The book tracks in detail the language development of participants and relates this systematically to individual participants’ social and linguistic experiences and evolving relationship. It shows that language learning is increasingly dependent on students’ own agency and skill and the negotiation of identity in multilingual and lingua franca environments.

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