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dc.contributor.authorLee, Jinahen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Judyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFranken, Margareten_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-16T22:08:34Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-03-16T22:08:34Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLee, J., Hunter, J., & Franken, M. (2017). Negotiating identity : An Asian migrant language learner imagining the future. The Journal of AsiaTEFL, 14(2), 262–276. https://doi.org/10.18823/asiatefl.2017.14.2.4.262en
dc.identifier.issn1738-3102en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13515
dc.description.abstractAsian migrants¹ that settle in countries like NZ learn English in the hope of accessing mainstream society. However, this process presents many challenges to their identities and their sense of self worth. This paper explores one migrant’s journey. The case study of "Jessica" used a narrative approach to investigate her identity construction in trying to get entry to a degree programme. The study focuses on significant events collected from eight in-depth interviews over a period of eleven months. In the process of being originally denied entry to university, then later accepted, Jessica negotiated the negative and limited identity imposed on her, re-constructing her identity as a university student and successful language learner with increased self-value. The findings indicate the significance of imposed identities on self-value, the importance of identity negotiation and the close link to a sense of belonging in mainstream society. Journeys such as Jessica’s hopefully make policy makers and language education providers aware of the importance of the sense of self when supporting migrants who are language learners.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAsian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Languageen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in The Journal of AsiaTEFL. Used with permission.
dc.titleNegotiating identity : An Asian migrant language learner imagining the futureen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.18823/asiatefl.2017.14.2.4.262en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Journal of AsiaTEFLen_NZ
pubs.begin-page262
pubs.elements-id201005
pubs.end-page276
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2466-1511en_NZ


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