Emergent Identities in On-Line Discussions for Second Language Learning

@article{Nguyen2005EmergentII,
  title={Emergent Identities in On-Line Discussions for Second Language Learning},
  author={Hanh thi Nguyen and Guy Kellogg},
  journal={The Canadian Modern Language Review / La revue canadienne des langues vivantes},
  year={2005},
  volume={62},
  pages={111 - 136}
}
In this article, issues of identity in second language (L2) learning are examined by using discourse analysis and ethnographic observations to analyze electronic bulletin board postings by ESOL students in a content-based class as they participated in discussions about gay rights and homosexuality. Drawing on notions of identity construction, community of practice, and participation frameworks, we demonstrate that as the students were engaged in the language and content of the lessons, they… CONTINUE READING

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