2019 TFLTA Annual Conference
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Friday, November 8 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Migration and Otherness in Second Language Acquisition

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This session looks at second language learners (L2) as migrants since they cross linguistic borders of their first language to arrive at their target destination: the second language. By examining second language acquisition (SLA) concepts such as corrective feedback, I hope to unravel the socio-linguistic elements of Otherness as it pertains to migration. We will look at the role of corrective feedback (CF) and how it creates a distinct identity for the person to whom the feedback is given. This practice constructs the notion of difference between the native speaker and the language learner and ultimately calls on teachers to use more comprehensible and meaningful input and less focus on error correction to create an inclusive environment for all learners.

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Chiedozie Uhuegbu

Ph.D Candidate, Vanderbilt University

Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm CST

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