ERIC Number: EJ887233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Code Switching: A Bridge or Barrier between Two Languages?
Brice, Alejandro; Rosa-Lugo, Linda I.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v4 n1 p1-12 Nov 2000
Communication in English can be a barrier for second language learners since English serves both as a content subject and also as the means of instruction in classrooms. The issue is compounded when speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide services to students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) homes who may be suspected of a communicative disorder. As a result, large numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse children with disabilities and their families are underserved, overserved, or misdiagnosed. Exposing a recent study of one classroom in one school located in southwestern Minnesota, this article performs a dual service of providing information on code switching used by culturally and linguistically diverse students, and information on the usefulness of this in the planning and management of communication problems with this population in academic settings. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Second Languages, Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Communication Disorders, Ethnography, Elementary Schools, Researchers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota