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dc.contributor.authorKramer, Benjamin P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T17:41:59Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:09:27Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3155
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides analysis of a series of email correspondences between a secondary newcomer Latina and a Latina business professional within the same urban community. It chronicles an attempt to sidestep the limits of school-based discourses via email and put a student in direct contact with a mature, successful practitioner of English. After an initial, highly stylized message from the mentor is met with a much more basic written response from the student, the mentor drastically reduces her output. This withdrawal allows the student space to exercise her own identity as a mexicana with aspirations rooted in familiar cultural spaces. In constructing these responses, the student relies consistently on appropriation of the mentor’s language, yet shifts that language in ways that continue to affirm her sociocultural identity and educational project. Paradoxically, these expressions of voice and agency draw the mentor back into conversation, and a tentative dialogue is mutually constructed.en_US
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dc.format.extent33 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectCritical discourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectComputer-mediated communicationsen_US
dc.subjectSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectLatino newcomer studentsen_US
dc.subjectMentoringen_US
dc.subject.classificationAnthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.classificationBilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Educationen_US
dc.subject.classificationDiscourse and Text Linguisticsen_US
dc.subject.classificationFirst and Second Language Acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial and Philosophical Foundations of Educationen_US
dc.titleNegotiating the “Ideal Immigrant:” A Microanalysis of Email Exchanges Between a Latina Adult and Newcomer Student.en_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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