Findings (Primary RESEARCH)
In Australia, there are many international students who learn English as their second language. Most of the international students have two languages and two identities. Learning another language can bring some changes to the original identity. This report will discuss how living in a different culture and speaking a different language can influence to one’s identity. It aims to look at the development how identities are formed across cultures. Identity can be defined as features of persons that include race, ethnicity, nationality, social class, gender, age. People change identities due to suit the needs of the situation. Identity can be changed based on different surrounding factors such as culture and language (Thornborrow, 2004). Thus, it is important to observe the surrounding factors that cause change of identity.
This report is written based on primary data from personal experience. Also, it has second articles in linguistic anthropology. This report will include matters related to sociology, linguistics, and anthropology.
Joanna Thornborrow. (2004). Language and identity. In Language, society and power.
Paul Kroskrity. (2000). Identity. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 9(1-2), 111-114.