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ERIC Number: EJ1021479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Umbrellas and Angels Standing Straight--A Social Semiotic Perspective on Multilingual Children's Literacy
Laursen, Helle Pia
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v16 n6 p690-706 2013
In a Danish context, the acquisition of literacy by the "bilingual student" is embedded in an education policy discourse in which literacy is seen as a cognitive competence that can be quantified by measuring a number of specific skills in a defined language and in a defined written language. On the basis of empirical data from the research project "Signs of Language," in this article I will focus on how a social semiotic perspective on literacy can contribute to adding new dimensions to research in literacy acquisition by bilingual students. I will do this by focusing on how the interpretation and interaction processes of the child affect the child's meaning-making, and by focusing on the discursive macro-histories in which this meaning-making is embedded.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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