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Exploring Translanguaging And Identity Among Jordanian Graduate Students In Ontario, Mohamad Almashour Jul 2023

Exploring Translanguaging And Identity Among Jordanian Graduate Students In Ontario, Mohamad Almashour

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This study investigated the use of translanguaging strategies by Jordanian graduate students in Ontario, Canada, as a means of adjusting to the local language and culture. It further scrutinizes the influence of these practices on their identities. The study also probes into the potential opportunities and impediments that these students may encounter in higher educational establishments in Ontario.

Data collection was accomplished through semi-structured online interviews, which were subject to qualitative analysis to respond to the research queries. The analytical process was grounded in a theoretical framework combining sociocultural theory, critical literacy, and language ecology, thereby offering a profound understanding …