First Advisor

Nike Arnold

Date of Award

6-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Linguistics and University Honors

Department

Applied Linguistics

Language

English

Subjects

Identity, Labels, ELL, Multilingual, Interdisciplinary

DOI

10.15760/honors.1220

Abstract

In recent discussions of identity work, an underexplored issue has been how different labels impact the self-identity of multilingual students. Critics have argued for new labels and have shown how the ELL label supports a deficit view. However, they have not considered what labels are used by different institutions because they participate in different discourse communities. In my work, I explore what labels are used in the institutions of government, education, and linguistics in order to synthesize the potential identity impacts on multilingual students. I acknowledge that other researchers have contributed to our understanding of labels and identity. I will supplement our ongoing discussion by analyzing interdisciplinary trends. This supplementation is important because it contributes to our understanding of how these institutions interact with each other and with multilingual students.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37701

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