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Title: Bilingual Identity: Language and cultural shift in the experience of a Basque-Spanish immigrant to Australia
Contributor(s): Bilbatua, Lidia (author); Ellis, Elizabeth M  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: This is a very personal account of a Spanish immigrant, Nerea, achieving bilingualism in Wollongong, NSW. The story raises questions of the complex development of identity, changing awareness of sociocultural practices in each language, and of the role played by attitudes in the surrounding community to a person's bilingualism. This article is in two parts: in the first part Nerea's story is told in her own voice, and in the second the authors connect Nerea's individual experience to wider social patterns concerning bilingualism, identity and aspects of recent immigration to Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Voces Hispanas, v.8, p. 10-15
Publisher: Embajada de Espana en Australia y Nueva Zelanda, Consejeria de Educacion [Spanish Embassy in Australia and New Zealand, Ministry of Education]
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1832-0740
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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