Publication details for Prof Mike ByramByram, M. (2007). Exploring languages, identities and education in a European Perspective. In Jezik: identiteti. Granic, J. Zagreb/Split: HDPL103-112. 103-112.
- Publication type: Books: sections
- Keywords: identity, European identity, language teaching
Author(s) from Durham
Languages and identities are constantly changing and seem to be changing ever more rapidly. The paper explores the potential new identity in Europe - a "European identity" - and the role languages and language teaching might play. It considers what function languages have in two aspects. First there is the development of identity - the deliberate cultivation identity by institutions. Second there is the evolution of identity as a consequence of life changes for individuals and societies.