Reference : Drama of Multilingualism
Books : Book published as author, translator, etc.
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies
Drama of Multilingualism
Aleksic, Gabrijela mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Information Age Publications
[en] multilingualism ; theory ; practice
[en] Why drama of multilingualism? The book starts with a vignette on the (mis)understandings of the kindergarten situation around strawberries. By this vignette, I introduce different levels of power relations between children, parents and teachers around language use. I then use Nancy Hornberger’s (1989) Continua of Biliteracy model through which I broaden this vignette and describe the structure of the book: why I chose to deal with this subject, what is my approach, why I conducted the interviews and discussion with the experts and their students in the US and how I plan to integrate this into something novel worth reading. Through the interaction with the experts on the topic I had during the interviews I focus on several topics: the necessity of defining and theorising in a specific social context, power relations, language policy, linguistic creativity and criticality, support for multilingual identity, gap in research. I conclude by underlining the notion of whether there is more or less drama in this field and who cares about it.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
FnR ; FNR8756106 > Gabrijela Aleksic > BiFaLy 1 > Developing A Bilingual Family Literacy Programme Based On Translanguaging Practices For Portuguese Preschool Children In Luxembourg > 01/09/2015 > 31/03/2016 > 2014

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