Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Style, identity and English language literacy
Authors: Stroud, C.
Wee, L. 
Keywords: English language literacy
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Stroud, C.,Wee, L. (2005). Style, identity and English language literacy. Linguistics and Education 16 (3) : 319-337. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper investigates English language literacy practices among teenagers, focusing initially on three young Singaporean students who are struggling to do well in English. By employing a conceptual framework that builds on a recent treatment of style as identity construction and drawing on interview data that recount the students' practices of English literacy, we show how adolescent literacy seen as style is deeply influenced by, among other factors, the anticipated reactions of peers, and how these practices impact on language education. The latter part of our paper compares the experiences of our three students with those of a fourth, one who is much more confident and comfortable with his level of English language proficiency (adolescents, identity, language education, literacy, style, teenagers). © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Linguistics and Education
ISSN: 08985898
DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2006.03.002
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


checked on Apr 21, 2019

Page view(s)

checked on Apr 19, 2019

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.