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ERIC Number: EJ1157316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Towards a Repertoire-Building Approach: Multilingualism in Language Classes for Refugees in Luxembourg
Kalocsányiová, Erika
Language and Intercultural Communication, v17 n4 p474-493 2017
This contribution examines how the diverse language resources that teachers and learners bring to the classroom can support the process of language learning. It draws on a range of linguistic ethnographic data collected at a French language course that was attended mostly by Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Luxembourg. Drawing on the analysis of multilingual interactional practices, the article sheds light on some of the opportunities for learning that emerged as a result of translation, translanguaging and receptive multilingualism. It discusses the relevance of these practices for building a repertoire of resources that enables forced migrants to communicate in multilingual contexts such as Luxembourg.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg
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