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Study abroad in multilingual contexts:‎ The linguistic investment and development of Japanese ‎adolescents in and beyond year-long exchange programs

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posted on 25.05.2020, 09:21 authored by LEVI DURBIDGE
Examining the experiences of Japanese adolescents on year-long exchange programs, this thesis ‎explores how social and material environments shape sojourners’ language learning. It highlights ‎the role of host families and other key individuals in fostering social connections and a sense of ‎belonging, contributing to their desire and opportunity to learn English and other languages in ‎multilingual settings. The importance of location and of online connection is also explored. The ‎study also investigates the longer-term challenges students face in maintaining the competencies ‎and social connections developed abroad once they returned to Japan. ‎

History

Principal supervisor

Robyn Spence-brown

Additional supervisor 1

Naomi Kurata

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts