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Towards a repertoire-building approach: multilingualism in language classes for refugees in Luxembourg

Towards a repertoire-building approach: multilingualism in language classes for refugees in Luxembourg

Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2017) Towards a repertoire-building approach: multilingualism in language classes for refugees in Luxembourg. Language and Intercultural Communication, 17 (4). pp. 474-493. ISSN 1470-8477 (Print), 1747-759X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1368149)

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Abstract

This contribution examines how the diverse language resources that teachers and learners bring to the classroom can support the process of language learning. It draws on a range of linguistic ethnographic data collected at a French language course that was attended mostly by Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Luxembourg. Drawing on the analysis of multilingual interactional practices, the article sheds light on some of the opportunities for learning that emerged as a result of translation, translanguaging and receptive multilingualism. It discusses the relevance of these practices for building a repertoire of resources that enables forced migrants to communicate in multilingual contexts such as Luxembourg.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forced migration, multilingualism in Luxembourg, repertoire building, translanguaging, translation, receptive multilingualism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 16:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27746

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