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Using English as a Social Practice and Its Relation to Identity Construction

Renganathan, Sumathi (2005) Using English as a Social Practice and Its Relation to Identity Construction. In: The 2005 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies, 18-20 April 2005, Marriott Chateau Champlain, Quebec, Canada.

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This paper explores the notion of identity in communities of practice as proposed by Wenger (1998). Drawing on Wenger's theory of identity, I will explore the construction of identity based on the social practices in which the ESL students in this research are engaged in, as a community of practice. Therefore, I will explore how the learning and using of English is entwined with the construction of ESL students' social identities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:3481
Deposited By: Dr Sumathi Renganathan
Deposited On:27 Dec 2010 06:32
Last Modified:27 Dec 2010 06:32

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