Thu, September 06, 11:30 am
Short paper (30 minutes)
Aemee Chung (Osaka University); Sho Shu (Miku Nakao) (Osaka University); Naoko Aoki (Osaka University)
In this presentation, based on our own experiences as plurilingual speakers, we will show how people have a choice of which language(s) to call their own, irrespective of their ethnic background, the language they were raised in, the place of residence, or even the degree of proficiency in the increasingly mobile world. We distinguish appropriation (Wertsch, 1998) of language from learning of language, and claim that the concept of learner autonomy needs to go beyond learners taking control of their own learning to include the freedom to choose which language(s) to appropriate.