変動する力関係における第二言語アイデンティティの交渉 : 日本人L2英語使用者の声

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Title
変動する力関係における第二言語アイデンティティの交渉 : 日本人L2英語使用者の声
Title Alternative
Negotiation of Second Language Identities in Shifting Power Relations : Voices of Japanese L2 English Users
Author
氏名 野上 陽子
ヨミ ノガミ ヨウコ
別名 NOGAMI Yoko
Subject
L2 identity
power relations
sharedness
Japanese L2 English users
Abstract

There are power relations that second language (L2) English users negotiate through their engagement in English-language interactions with others. Shifting power relations can be equal or unequal, and they can impact Japanese second language (L2) English users’ identities both positively and negatively. The present study conducted a qualitative inquiry to shed light on the participants’ voices addressing how power relations in English-language interactions play a role in Japanese L2 English user’s identity construction. The study employed questionnaire-based interviewing and
diary observations in which 24 Japanese L2 English users participated. Based on analysis of the data, the author argues that the identities of the L2 users fluctuated depending on each interactional opportunity. High proficiency and fluency of non-native English speakers (NNESs), and native-speakerness were seen as symbolic resources, which affected how the participants positioned themselves as English users, either positively and empowering or negatively and leading to identity misalignment. Shifting power relations with interlocutors also influenced the L2 users in terms of the degree of their investment in further interactional opportunities. Moreover, a sense of sharing was often present among NNESs, which enriched the Japanese L2 English users’ sense of being legitimate L2 English users.

Description Peer Reviewed
Journal Title
広島国際研究 = Hiroshima Journal of International Studies
Volume
19
Spage
81
Epage
100
Published Date
2013-11-30
Publisher
広島市立大学国際学部 (Hiroshima City University, Faculty of International Studies)
ISSN
1341-3546
NCID
AN10485683
Language
eng
NIIType
Journal Article
Text Version
出版社版
Set
hiroshima-cu