Identity construction of Hong Kong returnees: Stance taking and self-labelling in narratives

Hon Leung Clement CHAN

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Abstract

This study examines how Hong Kong returnees negotiate and construct their transnational identities in their post-sojourn period via two indexical cues, stance taking, and self-labelling. Based on the narratives about remigration, this study investigates how returnees construct their identities discursively by taking stances to evaluate and align with sociocultural values and using self-labelling to index their transnational identities in their post-sojourn period. In doing so, this study hopes to contribute to the existing migration studies on Hong Kong returnees in terms of language and identity construction. Copyright © 2022 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language
Early online dateSep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2022

Citation

Chan, H. L. C. (2022). Identity construction of Hong Kong returnees: Stance taking and self-labelling in narratives. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/ijsl-2021-0106

Keywords

  • Hong Kong returnees
  • Identity construction
  • Migration and identity
  • Self-labelling
  • Stance taking

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