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  • 1. ‘ Social Identity, Investment and Language Learning’ by Bonny Norton Peirce Ashley Brahosky Introduction to TESOL Monday 2:30 p.m.
  • 2. Image from
    • The story of Eva, Martina and the three other woman.
    • Peirce and her longitudinal case study, involving five women
      • Two parts of study
      • Research focus on natural language learning experiences of women in homes, workplaces and communities
    • Language Learner and theory
  • 3.
    • Affective Filter
    • Social Frequency Filter
    • Acculturation Model of SLA
    • Disagreements about affective variables and target language interaction
    • Peirce’s arguments
      • SLA theorists have not developed comprehensive theory of social identity that integrates language learner and language learning context
      • No questions about relationships of power in social world and their affect on social interaction between second language learners and target language speakers.
      • Social identity, informed by her data, assumes that power relations play a crucial role in social interactions between language learners and target language speakers.
  • 4. Social Identity
    • Subjectivity
    • Parts of Subjectivity
      • Multiple Nature of Subject
      • Site of Struggle and Social Identity
      • Social Identity as a Changing Quality
  • 5. Motivation to Investment
    • The problem with motivation
    • The “Want” rather than “Need”
      • Cultural Capital
  • 6. Right to Speak
    • Current theories
    • Awareness
    • Empowerment
  • 7. Investment
    • Current SLA Concept
    • Speaking motivation may conflict with desire
    • Investment relates to social manufacturing
      • The story of Martina
  • 8. Social Identity
    • Changes and comfort
    • Becoming proficient
    • Heretical Usage
      • The story of Eva
  • 9.
    • The new language learner
    • Investment rather than Motivation
    • Classroom Based Social Research (CBSR)
      • Parts
      • Objectives and Methodologies
  • 10. Thoughts and Experiences with Peirce’s article, ‘Social Identity, Investment and Language Learning.’
  • 11. Judy Sharky
    • Ivan
    • Teaching in Japan
    • Resonating memories
    Ling Shi
    • First ESL class and Wong
    Beth Thompson
    • Internship experiences
  • 12. Thank you for paying attention and participating in my presentation.