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作者 Rehn, Stefanie
書名 The spoken self: An ethnographic exploration of accent and identity
國際標準書號 9781124164250
book jacket
說明 222 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-09, Section: A, page: 3149
Adviser: Karen E. Johnson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
This study examines the relationship between accent and identity in three Chinese graduate students attending a large research-one university in the northeastern United States. The study is based on Och's (1993) concept if identity as jointly constructed by the individual herself and the persons and conventions of her culture. It also examines the construct of the myth of native speaker superiority as it relates to the three study participants. Data points for this study include interviews, a questionnaire, extended self-recordings, and ethnographic observations and were collected over the course of approximately ten months. Data analysis is conducted using both grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss 1967) and critical discourse analysis (CDA) as laid out by Fairclough (1989). Results include a case study of each individual as well as a cross-case analysis, in which the latent themes of intersubjectivity, social identity, and agency are examined. Conclusions reveal the way the myth of non-native speaker inferiority weaves through the lives of these participants and examines the very delicate balance they negotiate as they explore their own identities with respect to this myth. Finally, implications for classroom practice are discussed, and the use of CDA with second-language students is advocated
School code: 0176
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-09A
主題 Language, Linguistics
Education, English as a Second Language
Alt Author The Pennsylvania State University
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