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AuthorDe Costa, P.I.
Title
The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning: Designer Immigrants Learning English in Singapore.
Language
English
Date2016
Full referenceDe Costa, P.I. (2016). The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning: Designer Immigrants Learning English in Singapore. Springer.
 
Summary
This critical ethnographic school-based case study offers insights on the interaction between ideology and the identity development of individual English language learners in Singapore. Illustrated by case studies of the language learning experiences of five Asian immigrant students in an English-medium school in Singapore, the author examines how the immigrant students negotiated a standard English ideology and their discursive positioning over the course of the school year. Specifically, the study traces how the prevailing standard English ideology interacted in highly complex ways with their being positioned as high academic achievers to ultimately influence their learning of English. This potent combination of language ideologies and circulating ideologies created a designer student immigration complex. By framing this situation as a complex, the study problematizes the power of ideologies in shaping the trajectories and identities of language learners.
Key words
Identity, learning, education, English ideology
Other interesting information
In this   book, language is understood as an ideological set of resources, and language   teaching very much related to cultural and social ideologies. English is a   valued language in many communities across the world and associated with achievement and possibilities.
Interest for the project
3/5
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé -   stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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