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Session
BILING Sun1330-6
Time:
Sunday, 20/May/2018:
1:30pm - 1:55pm

Location: 4505
S:30-40

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When am I Bilingual? Self-reflections of Japanese EFL Learners

B. A. Turnbull

Kyoto University, Japan

Although recent works have expanded the notion of emergent bilingualism to include foreign language learners in their own right, this has yet to be widely acknowledged by those who fall within this category. This presentation examines the personal opinions of tertiary-level Japanese EFL students regarding the definition, and process, of becoming bilingual. The results suggest that most learners considered ‘bilingualism’ to be an impossible, unattainable goal. The author suggests the need to educate learners of their bilingual status so they may dismiss the idea of attaining native-like competence and embrace their unique set of bilingual languaging strategies.



 
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