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ERIC Number: ED391379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Pages: 23
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Patterns of Cross-Cultural Communication between Bilingual Pupils & Monolingual Teachers in a UK Pre-School Setting.
Thompson, Linda
Data from a larger ethnolinguistic study are presented to demonstrate patterns of pupil-teachers exchanges between bilingual children and monolingual teachers in an urban nursery school in England. Children were aged 3-4 years. Naturally-occurring discourse data were audiotaped and substantial contextual data was gathered. Analysis of patterns in child-adult interactions, and comparison of interactions between (1) monolingual teachers and bilingual pupils and (2) bilingual adults and the same bilingual pupils, suggest that the power relationship inherent in patterns of monolingual teacher-pupil interactions (and established in previous research) assume greater significance in interactions between monolingual teachers and bilingual pupils. A generic pattern of adjacency pairs of bilingual interactions and one-language interactions is outlined. Examples are drawn from discourse. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)