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ERIC Number: EJ1173143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Parents as Stakeholders: Language Management in Urban Galician Homes
Nandi, Anik
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v37 n2 p201-223 Mar 2018
Macro-level policy makers, perceived as stakeholders of language management, employ a range of language policy strategies to legitimise hegemonic control over meso- (i.e. family) and micro- (i.e. individual) level language ideologies (Cassels-Johnson 2013). However, language policies of an individual are often difficult to detect because they are implicit, subtle, informal, and often hidden from the public eye, and therefore frequently overlooked by language policy researchers and policy makers. The primary focus of this study is to investigate how individual, as well as collective linguistic practices of Galician parents act as language governmentality (Foucault 1991) measures influencing their children's language learning. Drawing from multiple ethnographic research tools, including observations, in-depth fieldwork interviews and focus group discussions with parents, this paper demonstrates that in Galicia's language shift-induced shrinking Galician-speaker pool, pro-Galician parents can play an important role in the language revitalisation process. The goal is also to ascertain whether these parents' grassroots level interrogation of the dominant Castilian discourse takes the form of bottom-up language policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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