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International students’ language socialization in New Zealand tertiary institutions: A spatial analysis

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dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ
dc.rights.license Allow modifications, as long as others share alike en_NZ
dc.rights.license Allow commercial use en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Vine, Elaine
dc.contributor.advisor Jonathan, Newton
dc.contributor.author Soltani, Behnam
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-14T02:37:35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T18:28:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-14T02:37:35Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T18:28:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29829
dc.description.abstract Student mobility is part and parcel of internationalization of higher education in this globalizing world. Although previous research in language socialization has examined international students’ socialization at a discoursal level, this research drawing on Lefebvre’s (1991) triads of space, investigates the socialization of three international students who speak English as a second language (L2) at a New Zealand university at a spatial level. Students’ investments, positionings, negotiations in the perceived, conceived, and lived aspects of space are analyzed by taking into account these students’ challenges on a day-to-day basis in their new social spaces. Data are presented from diaries, interviews, class observations, field notes, video/audio recordings, class materials, and institutional documents. This research analyzes how the students negotiate discourses as they participate in the oral practices of their university courses. It further investigates how they construct their identities and how others construct these students’ identities in their classroom communities of practice. In addition, it examines these students’ imagined social space and its effect on their learning trajectories. The theoretical frameworks of language socialization (Schieffelin & Ochs, 1986a), the production of space (Lefebvre, 1991), second language learning as identity construction (Norton, 2010), and the community of practice concept (Meyerhoff & Strycharz, 2013; Wenger, 1998) are drawn upon to present an ecological perspective of the identity construction of such students into their new, complicated academic spaces. By triangulating the data and bringing together the constructs mentioned above, this study provides us with analytical generalizations (Duff, 2008a) and sheds light on our conceptualization of experiences of second language learners’ identities in their new academic social spaces by introducing a novel way of looking at the theory of language socialization. Finally, this study compares the cases and makes suggestions for present and future international students, instructors, institutions that admit international students, and mentions future research pathways. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only. For information please contact the Library. en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nz/
dc.subject International students en_NZ
dc.subject Language socialization en_NZ
dc.subject Identity en_NZ
dc.subject Social space en_NZ
dc.subject Imagined communities en_NZ
dc.subject Academic social space en_NZ
dc.title International students’ language socialization in New Zealand tertiary institutions: A spatial analysis en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 930102 Learner and Learning Processes en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Applied Linguistics en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ

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