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Book: Identity, Multilingualism and CALL

Chapter: #multilingualself: Hashtagging as a Resource for Performing a Multilingual Identity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43410


Vandergriff’s discourse-analytic study of a Reddit discussion shows how L2 errors are construed as obstacles to full participation. In reproducing language ideologies and affirming the hegemony of the native speaker, Reddit community norms are shown to promote linguistic gatekeeping but the data also provide compelling evidence of inclusion of L2 users.

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