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Wallace, Catherine – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
In this article, I examine the manner in which identity impacts on literacy practices, with reference to two 9-year-old girls and two 15-year-old boys who speak or have access to two or more languages. The younger children were part of a year-long study of the British National Literacy Strategy (Wallace, 2005). The older two were interviewed in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism
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Blommaert, Jan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This commentary was written after the May Day of 2006, which hundreds of thousands of Latino immigrants in the United States used to protest against their predicament. As a largely "illegal," hence invisible and unrecognized minority, they find themselves in extremely vulnerable positions in the labour, housing, and political markets,…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans
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Dagenais, Diane – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Applies constructs of language as economic and symbolic capital, transnationalism, investment, and imagined community to analysis of interviews with immigrant parents living in Vancouver, Canada. These parents promote multilingualism by maintaining their family language and enrolling their children in French immersion programs. Argues they view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants
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Blackledge, Adrian – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2002
Reviews research that has increased understanding of language ideologies and social justice in multilingual states and offers a detailed analysis of a language ideological debate in local news media. Suggests that scrutiny of the language of media elites is required before it is possible to come to a fuller understanding of the ways in which…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Ideology, Mass Media