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Description - Study Abroad and Second Language Use by Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni

Language plays an essential role in how we portray our personalities. Through social interaction, others develop a picture of us based on our linguistic cues. However, when we interact in a foreign language and in a new country, limitations in linguistic and cultural knowledge can make self-presentation a more difficult task. This book explores the problems faced by language students embarking on 'study abroad' programmes, spending time in a foreign country and having to interact - and express their personalities - in a second language. Drawing on her extensive work with students, Valerie Pellegrino Aveni explores the factors that complicate self-presentation and the strategies students use for overcoming these, looking in particular at issues of anxiety, control, age, gender, risk-taking and self-esteem. Offering rich insights into the study abroad experience, this book will be an invaluable resource for professionals in second language acquisition, and for teachers and students preparing for study abroad.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521534949
ISBN-10: 0521534941
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni

Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University.

Books By Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni

Study Abroad and Second Language Use by Valerie A. Pellegrino Aveni
Hardback, March 2005
$157.50