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ERIC Number: EJ1253298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
An Investigation into the Linguistic Landscape of Translingual Storybooks for Arabic-English Bilingual Children
Gallagher, Kay; Bataineh, Afaf
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v41 n4 p348-367 2020
This study investigates the linguistic landscape of eight culturally-responsive, translingual picture storybooks written by bilingual Arabic-English teacher candidates for young emergent bilingual children. Drawing on linguistic content analysis methodology, the study analyses the cross-linguistic challenges teacher candidates faced in creating translingual children's story books for young Emirati children wherein Arabic and English are meshed, and examines the strategies they used to integrate the two linguistic systems. The study also examines what the storybooks convey, explicitly or implicitly, about culture and language in the UAE where the storybooks were created. The findings of the paper indicate that meshing Arabic and English is not a simple undertaking and that directionality, linguistic balance, page layout, name selections, environmental print and cultural content are impacted by this process of meshing. As prototypes, however, these storybooks have yielded valuable educational lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
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