The study examines how intranational-migrant Uyghur students construct their identities through multilingual practices in China. Findings show that negative images are associated with and constructed as part of Uyghur’s ethnic identity in the neoliberal political economy. Participants negotiate favorable elite identities appropriating repertoire of available linguistic and other semiotic resources. Copyright © American Association for Applied Linguistics.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|