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1 Identity shifts within a French (L1) scientific community of English (L2) language learning firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Identity shifts within a French scientific community of English language learning
3 Identity and emotions linked to L1 L1 MILK TONGUE REFERENCE LANGUAGE MOTHER TONGUE NATIVE TONGUE LINGUA MATERNA 1ST ACQUIRED LANGUAGE How many of you speak more than 1 language? What is your mother tongue? 3
4 Language acquisition and NEW IDENTITY? New identities linked to new interlanguages 4
5 Language acquisition modifies pre- acquired langage(s) and creates new interlanguages L1? --L2? L1?-- L3? L2?--L3? L1 5 L2 IdentityL1 Identity
6 Identity Sociological Mathematical Biological Psychological Gender Digital Cultural Philosophical Racial
7 Weak to Strong L2 Identity and the social construct Context Age Needs Motivation
8 Research methods Questionnaires & Diaries Interviews Matched-Guise Responses to cultural images Sketch drawings- diagrams Written word Spoken word Aural apprehension* Visual recall 2D conceptualisation
10 What is a scientist within a scientific community? The degrees of involvement of each member will be central or peripheral to scientific research. All the members of the community will not be directly involved with scientific research but are essential for the organisation and well being of the community. As Wenger states in his Community of Practice, the members of a community of practice can be “actively participative, non-participative or indirectly participative”.
11 Shaping the question and answer relationship Passive – Interactive Degree of influence Narrative masks Memory: –snapshots or « selective, distorted, and changing »? « All people rewrite their memories constantly, recalling some sections in detail, others more vaguely, deleting portions, blowing some parts up while shrinking others » (Hoddeson:188)
12 Alternative research methods Drawing Looking Listening
13 Draw me your brain! Use the piece of paper to draw me a mind map of your mind. You can use words and or pictures. Refer to who you are, what you are good at and what you like. Someone who knows you well should be able to recognize you from your mind map.
18 Split Brain Syndrome Broca (1824–1880) and Wernicke (1848-1905) located language to the left hemisphere. When a corpus callosotomy is performed, patients show no particiluar syndromes. Except when speech and vision come into play simultaneously. The left hand is controlled by the right hemisphere The right hand is controlled by the left hemisphere. LHRH
19 The Wada Test The left hemisphere: focal area for language TEMP Zzz Amytal de SodiumControl -Loss of speech capacity for a few minutes. -The right hemispheres sees the spoon, but is unable to transmit this information to the language centers in the dormant left hemisphere.
30 Possible Applications To enhance L2 identity concepts within the language classroom. To develop on the existing research methods in SLA. To pilot an L2 identity scale. To create archives of L2 identity accounts.