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Sultana, Shaila; Bolander, Brook – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The paper foregrounds analysis of the significance of English in individual and collective life in relation to a myriad of feelings that religious and ethnic minorities experience in South and Central Asia within their multilingual ecology. The data reveal an entangling of varied yet coexisting emotions on the part of these minorities in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bolander, Brook; Watts, Richard J. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2009
This article constitutes a re-reading of and an attempt to rehabilitate Basil Bernstein, both of which are important in light of the interpretation of Bernstein as a proponent of the verbal deficit view, and the general discrediting of his work on social class differences in the British educational system, as related to what he later called…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Social Class, Compensatory Education, Verbal Learning
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Bolander, Brook – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2009
This article assesses the relevance of Basil Bernstein for German-speaking Switzerland. It argues that Bernstein is potentially relevant for German-speaking Switzerland in light of contemporary studies which highlight a connection between social background and differential school achievement. After contextualising Bernstein's theoretical outlook…
Descriptors: Social Class, Speech Communication, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries