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Using vignette methodology as a tool for exploring cultural identity positions of language brokers

Crafter, Sarah and de Abreu, Guida and Cline, Tony and O'Dell, Lindsay (2014) Using vignette methodology as a tool for exploring cultural identity positions of language brokers. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 28 (1). ISSN 1521-0650. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This paper examines how vignette methodology can aid understanding of cultural identity. This is demonstrated through a study of child language brokers where a child is engaged in the cultural contexts of both the host culture and the home culture and must therefore negotiate new cultural identities. Participants were young people aged 15-18 years – some of whom were brokers while others were not. Drawing on notions of adequacy and inadequacy, visibility and invisibility, theoretical ideas around cultural identity theory and dialogical self theory can provide an understanding of how the young people moved through different (often conflicting) identity positions.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: vignette methodology, child language broker, dialogical self theory
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:10
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