Study Abroad and Second Language Use

Constructing the Self

Study Abroad and Second Language Use

Limitations in linguistic and cultural knowledge make self-presentation a more difficult task when we interact in a new language in a foreign country. This volume explores the problems faced by language students embarking on "study abroad" programs by considering factors that complicate self-presentation and how students overcome them. The book's insight makes it an invaluable resource for professionals in second language acquisition, and for teachers and students preparing for study abroad.


 Reviews:

"...the author's recommendations for how a learner can prepare for the study-abroad experience to quickly establish a stable sense of self in the new linguistic and cultural environment are insightful and timely." --Christina L. Isabelli-Garcia, Illinois Wesleyan University: The Modern Language Journal

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