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ERIC Number: ED449687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 24
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ISSN: ISSN-1010-1705
Les designations de la personne bilingue: approche linguistique et discursive (Designations of a Bilingual Person: Linguistic and Discursive Approach).
Duchene, Alexandre
Travaux Neuchatelois de Linguistique (Tranel), n32 p91-113 Jun 2000
How people define themselves or others as bilingual or not depends on their notions and social representations of bilingualism. Language provides different possibilities in order to make such designations: the use of lexical words (like "bilingual" in English), but also paraphrasing or other discursive strategies. This article examines conversations between people who enter the process of self/other designations. The purpose is to record the words and discursive structures used by protagonists of the interaction in order to define themselves and others as bilingual or not. The language plays an important role in the dynamic dimension of social representations. Therefore, microanalysis is used to observe how the designation of being bilingual or not has elaborated in the course of the conversation. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: French
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