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Abstract

This piece recounts personal changes I underwent while collecting data for my dissertation. Stemming from my own personal experiences of anomie and feelings of not belonging to the languages and cultures of either Canada or Israel , this inquiry examined the collusion of my attitudes with the attitudes of advanced Hebrew learners of diverse backgrounds and beliefs in a Canadian undergraduate university class. As the themes of claims and ownership of the Hebrew language emerged between clashing sub-groups in the classroom, I examined my own biases and stereotypes regarding language, and ultimately grew into a peaceful acceptance of my position between languages and cultures.

Keywords

Language Claim, Ethnic Identity, Hebrew, Anomie, Second Language Acquisition, and Heritage Language

Publication Date

3-1-2007

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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