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Iversen, Jonas Yassin – Language and Education, 2020
Field placement allows pre-service teachers (PSTs) to gain experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. However, little is known about how PSTs engage with multilingualism during field placement. This article investigates how PSTs capitalise on their own as well as their students' linguistic repertoires during field…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Student Placement
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Constantinou, Filio; Chambers, Lucy – Language and Education, 2020
This study examined the use of non-standard English features in 16-year-old students' writing in the UK. Adopting a diachronic approach to the investigation of students' written production, the study sought to identify changes in students' use of non-standard English over the course of a decade, specifically from 2004 to 2014. It involved an…
Descriptors: Nonstandard Dialects, Writing (Composition), English, Diachronic Linguistics
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Jang, Soon Young – Language and Education, 2020
Canada has been largely relying on immigration for population growth. Consequently, early childhood education (ECE) programs in Canadian cities are becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. Yet, few studies have explored the experiences of immigrant families in ECE programs. This study explores the perspectives and experiences…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Korean Americans, Korean, Parent Attitudes
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Gilham, Polly; F├╝rstenau, Sara – Language and Education, 2020
In this article, we present a qualitative investigation which was conducted as part of a project on school development in the field of multilingualism in Germany. In order to gain insight into the relationship between primary school teachers' language experience and their practice regarding the inclusion of pupils' home languages at school,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Elementary School Teachers
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Lam, Virginia L.; Chaudry, Farkhanda R.; Pinder, Martin; Sura, Tarlok – Language and Education, 2020
While the debate regarding bilingual benefits persists within the cognitive sciences, education research has documented various functions that heritage languages (HL) serve their speakers through bicultural adaptation. The present study adopted a mixed-methods approach to gauge HL proficiency and use, cultural participation and ethnic and…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Heritage Education, Language Proficiency, Children
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Tan, Lynde; Zammit, Katina; D'warte, Jacqueline; Gearside, Anne – Language and Education, 2020
While recent literacy research shows an increasing uptake in multimodal literacies, there remains a disjunction between multimodal literacy teaching and assessment. This paper offers a critical review of assessment in the context of teaching multimodal literacies and begins by reviewing the notion of literacy and reframing assessment in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Burgess, Julianne; Rowsell, Jennifer – Language and Education, 2020
In this article, we present a research study with a group of newcomer and refugee learners who have resettled in the Niagara region in Canada to create new lives. Over the course of four months, we came to know the stories of fifteen adult language learners, and we witnessed their steady induction, acceptance and enjoyment of multimodal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language)
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Jones, Pauline; Turney, Annette; Georgiou, Helen; Nielsen, Wendy – Language and Education, 2020
This paper arises from research undertaken by educational semioticians and science educators investigating the use of student generated digital artefacts as assessment tasks in pre-service science teacher education. Part of a broader shift toward student-generated media in tertiary science, the use of such tasks is driven by the need to deepen…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Semiotics, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Callow, Jon – Language and Education, 2020
While literacy research in the area of multimodality includes a range of communication modes, the combination of the visual and verbal modes is arguably the most common multimodal text form used in classroom contexts from posters, charts and information texts to picture books and graphic novels. Assessment of students' understanding of visual and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Picture Books, Learning Modalities
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Zhao, Sumin; Flewitt, Rosie – Language and Education, 2020
In this paper, we present a research approach that makes visible how young children in Chinese immigrant families muster their multilingual, multimodal and multisemiotic repertoires as they interact with distant family and friends on social media. The approach brings multimodal social semiotics into conversation with translanguaging to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Social Media, Code Switching (Language)
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Davidson, Christina; Edwards-Groves, Christine – Language and Education, 2020
The Initiation-Response-Feedback (IRF) talk sequence dominates whole-class talk in school lessons but frequently provides limited talk options for students. This article examines a variant of the sequence produced by young children and their teacher in an early years' classroom. The multiple-response sequences were identified in classroom…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response)
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Winlund, Anna – Language and Education, 2020
This article focuses on the instruction of recently immigrated adolescents with limited educational backgrounds who are developing emergent literacy. It is based on an ethnographic study conducted in a public Swedish language introductory class in 2017/2018. Its purpose is to investigate how the students engaged in literacy practices during the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Immigrants, Adolescents, Introductory Courses
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Leyland, Christopher – Language and Education, 2020
To support international students using English as a second language, many universities now provide access to one-to-one writing tutorials with language teaching specialists. Although writing tutorials have become widespread, the current study is one of very few investigations into their interactional unfolding. This study examines advice giving…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Specialists
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Gyogi, Eiko – Language and Education, 2020
This paper draws on identity narratives that were collected annually over a four-year period from two heritage language learners of Japanese at a U.K. university. This paper observes how 'fixity' (discreteness, static and fixed identities) and 'fluidity' (hybridity; creative and flexible identities) co-exist with each other in learners'…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Heritage Education
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Yussof, Nurul Taqiah; Sun, He – Language and Education, 2020
Existing studies are inconclusive about if and how children's stronger language can support target language instruction. This study analyzed 29 Malay language teachers' switching practices, reasons for switching, and perceptions of their Malay-English bilingual children's language preferences and needs, in Singaporean preschool classrooms. 5…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Indonesian Languages, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language)
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