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Author DeCosta, Peter, author.

Title The power of identity and ideology in language learning : designer immigrants learning English in Singapore / Peter I. De Costa.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 174 pages)
Series Multilingual education ; volume 18
Multilingual education ; v. 18.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1: Foreign talent and Singapore -- Chapter 2: Reconceptualizing language, language learning, and the language learner in the age of globalization -- Chapter 3: Researching, analyzing, and constructing the data -- Chapter 4: The sociolinguistic context of Singapore and Oak -- Chapter 5: Designer student immigration and the designer student immigrant complex at Oak -- Chapter 6: Language ideologies at Oak -- Chapter 7 The designer student immigrant complex: Its impact on learning -- Chapter 8: Looking back and moving forward -- Appendix.
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.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Singapore -- Foreign speakers.
Immigrant students -- Singapore.
Multilingual education -- Singapore.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319302119 electronic bk.
3319302116 electronic bk.