Understanding Minority students’ identity construction through multilingualism in China

Xiaoyan Grace GUO, Ming Yue Michelle GU

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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Guo, X., & Gu, M. (2016, April). Understanding Minority students’ identity construction through multilingualism in China. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference 2016, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, USA.