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ERIC Number: EJ857345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
To Be or Not to Be...A Plurilingual Speaker
Ludi, Georges; Py, Bernard
International Journal of Multilingualism, v6 n2 p154-167 May 2009
The bi/plurilingual person is a unique speaker-hearer who should be studied as such and not always in comparison with the monolingual. As such, unilingual linguistic models and perspectives based on the idea that bilingualism is a duplication of competences in two languages (or more) are unsuitable to describe plural practices in multilingual societies. This is a criticism we formulated over the years (Ludi & Py, 1986, 2003). The contribution discusses the relevance of alternative models, concepts and theoretical frameworks in the study of multi/plurilingualism and their potential in language studies and the understanding of second and third-language acquisition. We also discuss how these models and concepts find their way into classroom practice and language policies. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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