Publication details [#60616]

Shin, Changok and Anastasia Riazantseva. 2015. Reader identity: a case study of Korean graduate students’ meaning construction of an L2 literary text. Language and Intercultural Communication 15 (4) : 600–615.
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Language as a subject
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Based on constructivist reading and modern identity theories, this paper examines how three adult Korean English as a foreign language (EFL) speakers make meaning of the novel The Catcher in the Rye, their identities moderating the process. The ‘L2 reader identity’ notion is helpful for grasping the complexity of the identity work of readers who produce meanings at the crossing of languages and cultures.