What is it about?
English is increasingly functioning as a lingua franca in multilingual environment. This study looks at college students' identify construction and evolution in an online exchange project. Modalities (forms of meaning carriers) shape how people express and build meanings, thus offering another dimension in identity development.
Why is it important?
Younger generations are provided with various tools to engage in meaningful interactions. How human beings see and define themselves links to the core of our existence: Why do we even live and the purposes of beling alive. The translingual world in which individuals appropriate various linguistic and communicative resources is quite different and thus requires more understandings of how the world operates.
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