In Action and Inaction: English Learners Authoring Their Agency

  • Mari Aro

Abstract

This chapter introduces Emma and Helen, two Finnish learners of English. They belong to the group of learners discussed in Chapter 3, Authority versus experience: dialogues on learner beliefs. This chapter will look at how these two participants expressed their agency as language learners in interviews over the course of more than a decade. Before presenting the data and the findings, I will first discuss the key concept of agency and describe my dialogically informed approach to it.

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© Paula Kalaja, Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro and Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty 2016

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