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ERIC Number: EJ1180071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Between Myth and Reality: Language Classrooms in Spanish and Catalan Social Integration Programmes
Caglitutuncigil, Tulay
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v39 n5 p431-444 2018
It is generally taken for granted that teaching the language of the region to newcomers will prevent social stratification and will enable them to participate in the society and economy. Nevertheless, there are significant drawbacks with regard to the coordination of these language classrooms. This article will problematise the fact that these language courses are equated with social integration, and it will also underline that these sites may, indeed, reproduce the unequal position of new speakers in relation to power and linguistic capital. I draw on the qualitative data collected in social integration programmes in Madrid and Barcelona between 2010 and 2014, and I will explain what kinds of linguistic resources were distributed in these classrooms as well as the positioning of these learners in relation to power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid); Spain (Barcelona); Morocco
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