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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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Rydland, Veslem?y; Gr?ver, Vibeke – Language and Education, 2019
Although recent research has documented that classroom discussions may enhance students' reading comprehension, limited knowledge exists regarding the 'working ingredients' that extend students' comprehension of texts through peer discussion. This observational study examines the pre- and post-discussion comprehension of fifth graders,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Tanner, Marie – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, I examine the relation between literacy events and literacy practices in classroom interaction and add to ongoing discussions in the field of NLS about the transcontextual nature of literacy and how local literacy events are linked to broader literacy practices. It specifically focuses on how the link between literacy events and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Metacognition
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Reznitskaya, Alina; Bourdage, Kristin; Oyler, Joseph; Glina, Monica; Drewry, Robert; Kim, Min-Young; Nelson, Kathryn – Language and Education, 2017
In this paper, we report findings from the second year of a three-year research and professional development program designed to help elementary school teachers engage in dialogic teaching to support the development of students' argument literacy. We define argument literacy as the ability to comprehend and formulate arguments through speaking,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Dialogs (Language), Video Technology