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transnational identities are among the phenomena discussed. KEYWORDS: motivational selves, learning experiences, imagined communities, language expertise, learner identities INTRODUCTION In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the development and maintenance of Japanese language

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In: Heritage Language Journal

Some heritage language learners (HLLs) are comfortable identifying themselves as such, while others are decidedly reluctant to adopt this term (Piño & Piño, 2000). HLLs in this paper are defined as those students having a parent or grandparent who speaks German or those who have spent a significant part of their childhood in a German-speaking country (as suggested in Beaudrie & Ducar, 2005, p. 13). This paper highlights case studies of six HLLs of German at the post-secondary level who are participants in a motivation study (Dressler, 2008). Three students are ‘willing’ HLLs. The additional three case studies are of students that I will call ‘reluctant’ HLLs of German, and this paper explores the reasons behind their reluctance and the components of self-identification, which include language identity (Block, 2007; Pierce, 1995); language expertise; affiliation and inheritance (Leung, Harris, & Rampton, 1997); cultural artifacts (Bartlett, 2007) and positioning (Block, 2007).

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In: Heritage Language Journal

interlocutor’s mouth to access redun- dant, audiovisual speech cues. This shift is self-generated and, thus, is evidence of the non-obvious effects of experience. We have also found that once infants start to master their native speech forms and begin to acquire native-language expertise, they begin to shift

In: Multisensory Research
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bring about meaningful results is a very good one, and the conclusion that literacy is NOT a basic skill, but is about building on students’ current language expertise enabling them to draw on their cultural and linguistic resources and use them as tools for learning, goes a long way to making

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In: Relationality and Learning in Oceania
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(53 percent) reported experience in management; and just over one-fourth (28 percent) reported experience in international broadcasting. Th e language expertise of the former diplomats was extensive, with many respondents reporting fl uency in multiple languages. When asked in what foreign

In: The Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy
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language expertise for library cataloguers. Each entry gives full contact information, and details of the particular language expertise. There have been no updates since 2000 and therefore some information may not be current any longer. [15/07/05] 452 African Language Materials Archive (ALMA) http

In: The African Studies Companion

French language expertise provided by Nick Grey and Fabrice Desmarais was important in making sure nothing was ‘lost in translation’. Finally, we would like to thank our institutions, particularly the University of Waikato, Finnmark University College and The Norwegian University of Science and

In: Sportswomen at the Olympics

, 2007; Pierce, 1995); language expertise; affiliation and inheritance (Leung, Harris, & Rampton, 1997); cultural artifacts (Bartlett, 2007) and positioning (Block, 2007). Introduction While some heritage language learners (HLLs) are comfortable identifying themselves as such, others are

experiences of these teachers. Block (2007) links formations of second language identities to language expertise, language affiliation and inheritance. It seems clear that the teachers believe that for them the first two aspects were enhanced. For a further exploration of how these identities developed I

In: Multidisciplinary Research Perspectives in Education
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Hebrew and Oriental language expertise served him as an able Old Testament exegete. Moreover, this expertise was in the service of his lifelong pas- sion of Reformed theology, as far is exemplifi ed in his Old Testament texts analysis in the TPT. In the opinion of the present author, the fi nding

In: Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706)