Über den Autor
David Block is ICREA Research Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Lleida, Spain
Introduction 1. Identity in the social sciences today 2. Waking the dead: Identity in early second language learning research 3. Identity in adult migrant contexts 4. Identity in foreign language contexts 5. Identity in study abroad contexts 6. Second language identities: the state of play and future directions.
Block synthesises the importance of identity in second language acquisition. He analyses SLA in a variety of contexts: the foreign language classroom, the community, the second language classroom and the Internet. He also argues how issues of identity can be used to help second language students learn more effectively.
An examination of how identity is an issue in different second language learning contexts