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.
Language Claim, Ethnic Identity, Hebrew, Anomie, Second Language Acquisition, and Heritage Language
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Feuer, A. (2007). How Qualitative Research Changed Me: A Narrative of Personal Growth . The Qualitative Report, 12(1), 122-130. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol12/iss1/9