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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; Fürstenau, 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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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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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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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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Axelsson, Monica; Jakobson, Britt – Language and Education, 2020
In this article we examine a teacher's and multilingual students' use of multiple resources and their potential for students' meaning-making of sound and sound transmission. Students were 14-15 years old, Swedish grade 8, speaking Swedish as a second language. We examine how different strategies and multiple resources interact in creating thematic…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Multilingualism, Secondary School Students, Swedish
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Sophocleous, Andry; Ioannidou, Elena – Language and Education, 2020
This study examines young speakers' language use in the bidialectal context of Cyprus. It focuses on children's language use of their two language varieties, namely Standard Modern Greek and Cypriot Greek, and how they are being socialised to use these two varieties in the classroom environment and at home. The data collected from kindergarten…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Language Usage, Greek, Standard Spoken Usage
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Nic Fhlannchadha, Siobhán; Hickey, Tina M. – Language and Education, 2019
There can be significant diversity in the language experience of minority language children, and in the levels of proficiency reached. The declining numbers of children now exposed to Irish include those from homes where only/mainly Irish is spoken, those with only one Irish-speaking parent, and children from homes where one/both parent(s) speak…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Language Minorities, Irish, Language Usage
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Cunningham, Clare – Language and Education, 2019
Teachers' attitudes towards children's languages and culture have been shown to be instrumental in children's developing self-esteem and academic achievement. Attitudes and the frequently attendant local policies about languages beyond English (LBE) in schools therefore need to be clear for children, as negative or contradictory discourses can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, English (Second Language)
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Delahunty, Janine; O'Shea, Sarah – Language and Education, 2019
'Student success' is a key driver in higher education policy and funding. Institutions often adopt a particular lens of success, emphasising 'retention and completion', 'high grades', 'employability after graduation' discourses, which place high value on human capital or fiscal outcomes. We explored how students themselves articulated notions of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language and Education, 2019
To promote English learning is an alleged benefit of implementing English-medium-instruction (EMI). However, English learning is supposed to occur incidentally in most EMI contexts. From the linguistic-ecological perspective, incidental language learning is premised on two conditions: linguistic inputs are perceived by learners as affordances,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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McKinney, Carolyn; Tyler, Robyn – Language and Education, 2019
Language ideologies profoundly shape and constrain the use of language as a resource for learning in 'multilingual' or linguistically diverse classrooms. In this paper, we draw attention in particular to the ideology of languages as stable, boundaried objects and to the colonial invention of African languages. Against this backdrop, we analyse an…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Bilingualism
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Prinsloo, Mastin; Krause, Lara-Stephanie – Language and Education, 2019
Prevalent approaches to classroom languaging and bilingual education interpret the practices of multilingual groups of people through a monolingual lens that obscures the fluid languaging and semiotic practices of contemporary communities who engage in dynamic semiotic and linguistic practices, rather than 'add' one language to another in the form…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Semiotics
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