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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Leonet, Oihana; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Learning two or more languages at school is quite common all over Europe, but languages are often isolated from each other. This pedagogical practice is in contrast to the way multilingual speakers use their whole linguistic repertoire when communicating in social contexts. These multilingual solitudes are challenged when translanguaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Friedman, Debra A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Drawing upon video recordings from two fifth-grade Ukrainian classrooms and interviews with children four years later, this paper examines these classrooms as sites for socializing learners into an "imagined community" of Ukrainian speakers, the extent to which children took up identities as members of this community, and the potential…
Descriptors: Ukrainian, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Multilingualism
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Feinauer, Erika; Whiting, Erin F. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study examined the sociolinguistic contexts of neighborhoods and schools in two predominantly Latino communities in the United States. We used census data to assess social and ethnic composition and observational data to compare and contrast environmental print, language use, and availability of community services in Spanish in these schools…
Descriptors: Community Services, Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Sociolinguistics