EVERYDAY TALK: The Construction of Student Identities

Faishal Zakaria


This brief article discusses the notion of Identity Construction through everyday talk among interlocutors. In particular, this article discusses how I construct and co-construct my identities as a graduate student as I communicate with others. The re-search data used in this article was analysed through the framework of expert-novice constitution, co-construction, and legitimate peripheral participation. The data show their relevance to the notions of expert-novice, co-construction, and legitimate peripheral participation where the interlocutors are actively negotiating their identities as they try to claim their right to speak.


identity construction; expert-novice constitution; co-construction; legiti-mate peripheral participation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22373/ej.v2i1.144


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