Preece, Sian (2005) British Asian undergraduate students in London. In: Block, David, (ed.) Multilingual identities in a global city: London stories. Language and globalization . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 246-288. ISBN 1-4039-3964-0
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This chapter explores the ways in which 3 British Asian undergraduates on an academic writing programme talk about language by telling stories about their lives, in which they relate language to experiences and relationships. Many of their stories are concerned with 'home', which at times refers to London and at other times denotes ancestral homelands. 'Home' does not only refer to a physical location, but also to the complex realm of emotions as a place where individuals feel they belong. For people who have migrated there is frequently an inner tug of war that involves dealing with ambivalent feelings arising from attempts to reconcile new surroundings with remaining attachments to an 'imagined homeland'. The data in this chapter suggest that these feelings remain, to a greater or lesser extent, for the British-born children of migrants.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||multilingual identities, undergraduates, higher education, heritage languages, English language, academic writing, British Asian students, widening participation, transnationalism|
|Research Community:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of|
University of Westminster > Westminster Exchange
|Deposited On:||05 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2009 16:34|
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