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ERIC Number: EJ1107142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Discursive Roles and Responsibilities: A Study of Interactions in Chinese Immigrant Households
He, Agnes Weiyun
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v37 n7 p667-679 2016
This study examines features of communication in American households where Chinese is used as a heritage language against the backdrop of global migration and technological advancement. It aims to elucidate how meaning emerges and evolves through repeated and varied performance by multiple participants over time, through mundane and iterative practices of everyday conversation. It focuses on how child and adult speakers in this context appropriate each other's vocabularies and voices, mimic and modify each other's utterances, and collaboratively construct provisional meanings as they jointly navigate and negotiate their worlds and complement each other's language skills and cultural knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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