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EFL TO ESL: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH L2 STUDENTS IN TRANSITION

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EFL TO ESL: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH L2 STUDENTS IN TRANSITION

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dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Michael W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T17:52:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T17:52:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted July 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21075
dc.description.abstract This is a case study of four international English L2 students transitioning from their home countries into the academic context of a US university. It investigates the intersections of identity and investment as English L2 students interact with English resources, and how proficiency may or may not mitigate the type and quality of access to English resources. Furthermore, the study proposes a learner as agent framework for understanding the processes of gaining access to English resources. Finally, the study argues that proficiency is a complex issue that needs to be analyzed and defined locally rather than globally and that decontextualized proficiency assessments only provide a partial account of an L2 learner’s language skills. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Second Language Aquisition en_US
dc.subject ESL en_US
dc.subject Qualitative Case Study en_US
dc.subject Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.subject Applied Linguisitics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh
dc.subject.lcsh Second language acquisition
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
dc.subject.lcsh Applied linguistics
dc.subject.lcsh Discourse analysis
dc.title EFL TO ESL: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH L2 STUDENTS IN TRANSITION en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Educational Linguistics en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Meyer, Lois M.
dc.description.committee-member Morford, Jill P.
dc.description.committee-member Peele-Eady, Tryphenia
dc.description.committee-member Romano, Susan


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