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ERIC Number: EJ894167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Bilingual Literacy in Creole Contexts
Siegel, Jeff
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v31 n4 p383-402 Jul 2010
This article examines whether the conventional notion of bilingual literacy is applicable to speakers of creole languages in terms of autonomy, codification, instrumentalisation, education and literacy practices. It then goes on to describe alternative conceptions of both literacy and bilingualism that appear to be more relevant to creole contexts--namely, the sociocultural literacy approach and truncated bilingualism. The article concludes with a discussion of the educational benefits to creole speakers of adopting either conventional or alternative bilingual literacy practices in the classroom. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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