Narratives in L2 Learner Identity Development
Kalaja, P., & Ruohotie-Lyhty, M. (2019). Narratives in L2 Learner Identity Development. Learner Development Journal, 1(3), 79-95. https://ldjournalsite.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/ldj-1-3-kalaja-ruohotie-lyhty-2.pdf
Published inLearner Development Journal
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This article focuses on second or foreign language (L2) learner identity and its development as discursively constructed, and we will summarize four studies conducted on this topic. The studies were conducted in the context of L2 teacher education in Finland, and the participants were student teachers (pre-service teachers) or recently qualified teachers of English or other L2s. As data we made use of narratives in different modes (oral, written, visual). The summarizing of the studies will be followed by a joint critical discussion of the theoretical and methodological lessons learned and possible applications.
PublisherJALT Learner Development SIG