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dc.contributor.advisorSchecter, Sandra Ruth
dc.creatorMerecoulias, Maria Nectaria
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T14:32:13Z
dc.date.available2015-01-26T14:32:13Z
dc.date.copyright2014-06-24
dc.date.issued2015-01-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/28207
dc.description.abstractWithin an English-speaking cosmopolitan context, the hybrid identity negotiations of 12 international people were examined. The purpose was to view the processes that influence participants’ perceptions and the positive attributes they associate with being in a third space. The understandings were organized under the categories: language, culture and identity. The most salient theory utilized is from Homi Bhabha’s The Location of Culture. Central texts include Canagarajah, Myhill, Bourdieu and Schecter among others. Analyses revealed that respondents’ ability to flexibly compartmentalize elements of diversity in language and culture allowed them to maintain a strong core identity. Findings elucidate the importance of choice in participants’ navigation of their third space identity, by using characteristics of hybridity to their advantage. By analyzing successful third space engagements, it maybe possible to transfer elements of individuals’ traverse to immigrant and refugee high school students struggling with acculturation.
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dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectEnglish as a second language
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.titleThe Native Speaker as an Othering Construct: Negotiating a Hybrid Third Space Identity Within a Binary Framework
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineEducation
dc.degree.name
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2015-01-26T14:32:13Z
dc.subject.keywordsVenn diagramen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPedagogyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLanguage learningen_US
dc.subject.keywordsESLen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish language learningen_US
dc.subject.keywordsELLen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish language learnersen_US
dc.subject.keywordsIdentityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLanguageen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHybridityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsThird spaceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNative speakeren_US
dc.subject.keywordsLFEen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLingua francaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnglishen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNegotiationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsBinaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsChoiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsInternational studentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsImmigrantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTorontoen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNew Yorken_US


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