ERIC Number: EJ678743
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Accessing Imagined Communities through Multilingualism and Immersion Education.
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v2 n4 p269-83 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 multilingualism as capital and invest in language education to secure their children's access to various imagined language communities. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Imagined Communities and Educational Possibilities.