A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Narratives in L2 Learner Identity Development (2019)

Kalaja, P., & Ruohotie-Lyhty, M. (2019). Narratives in L2 Learner Identity Development. Learner Development Journal, 1(3), 79-95. https://ldjournalsite.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/ldj-1-3-kalaja-ruohotie-lyhty-2.pdf

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Kalaja, Paula; Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria

Journal or series: Learner Development Journal

eISSN: 2433-5401

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 1

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 79-95

Publisher: JALT Learner Development SIG

Publication country: Japan

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://ldjournalsite.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/ldj-1-3-kalaja-ruohotie-lyhty-2.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67479


This article focuses on second or foreign language (L2) learner identity and its development as discursively constructed, and we will summarize four studies conducted on this topic. The studies were conducted in the context of L2 teacher education in Finland, and the participants were student teachers (pre-service teachers) or recently qualified teachers of English or other L2s. As data we made use of narratives in different modes (oral, written, visual). The summarizing of the studies will be followed by a joint critical discussion of the theoretical and methodological lessons learned and possible applications.

Keywords: second language; language teaching; identity (mental objects)

Free keywords: L2 learner identity; identity development; narrative; discursive construction

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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