Find your perfect holiday reading
Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil - Routledge Advances in Second Language Studies (Paperback)
  • Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil - Routledge Advances in Second Language Studies (Paperback)
zoom

Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil - Routledge Advances in Second Language Studies (Paperback)

(author)
£36.99
Paperback 254 Pages / Published: 08/01/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil provides a critical overview and original sociolinguistic analysis of the African American experience in second language learning. More broadly, this book introduces the idea of second language learning as "transformative socialization": how learners, instructors, and their communities shape new communicative selves as they collaboratively construct and negotiate race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social class identities. Uju Anya's study follows African American college students learning Portuguese in Afro-Brazilian communities, and their journeys in learning to do and speak blackness in Brazil. Video-recorded interactions, student journals, interviews, and writing assignments show how multiple intersecting identities are enacted and challenged in second language learning. Thematic, critical, and conversation analyses describe ways black Americans learn to speak their material, ideological, and symbolic selves in Portuguese and how linguistic action reproduces or resists power and inequity. The book addresses key questions on how learners can authentically and effectively participate in classrooms and target language communities to show that black students' racialized identities and investments in these communities greatly influence their success in second language learning and how successful others perceive them to be.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367197469
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This compelling and erudite volume should be required reading for foreign language educators and study abroad professionals." -Celeste Kinginger, Department of Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University, USA

You may also be interested in...

Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
Thank You for Arguing
Added to basket
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Scouse-English Glossary
Added to basket
Korean Stories For Language Learners
Added to basket
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Think Again
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
How Language Began
Added to basket
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.