Shifting Paradigms of Language and Identities: My Personal Journey of English Learning, Teaching and Researching

Huan Wang


This article depicts the journey of English language learning, teaching, and researching of an English language learner, and the shift of her language paradigms and identities along with her personal experiences. The author’s attitude to language and her lenses of perceiving English shift constantly as she understands deeper and explores further in the language realm.


language paradigm; language identity; shift; Standard English; power dynamics; language variety

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