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Title: The Imagined Communities of 2011 Students of English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University
Authors: Dewi, Febi Kusuma
Kurniawati, Anita
Keywords: imagined communities;english mastery;social recognition
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Faculty of Language and Literature, Satya Wacana Christian University
Abstract: The concept of imagined communities is considered as an important factor affecting the English learners' learning trajectories, motivation, investment, and resistance in their learning (see Kamal and Norton, 2003; Norton, 2001; Pavlenco and Norton, 2005). This research was conducted to investigate the imagined communities of 2011 students of English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University in learning English. The research question is: What are the imagined communities of 2011 students of English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University? The participants of this study were 50 first-year students, who were chosen randomly. The data was collected using open-ended questionnaires. The result of this study shows the participants' imagined communities which related to English mastery, covered the participants' comprehension, pronunciation, fluency and accuracy, and also other language chunks (language skills, grammar mastery, vocabulary possession, etc.); the imagined communities of having future occupations, which were grouped as concrete occupations (such as teacher, translator, tour guide, etc.) and abstract occupations (show the criteria of the participants' imagined occupation); the imagined communities about the participants' expectation for the future, grouped as expectations for themselves and expectations for the others; and the imagined communities of getting a social recognition as English speakers.
Description: English.Edu, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2012, p. 1-25
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/2452
ISSN: 1412-5161
Appears in Collections:English.Edu 2012 Vol. 10 No. 1 January



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