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Siblings as language socialization agents in bilingual families
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4580-3002
2017 (English)In: International Multilingual Research Journal, ISSN 1931-3152, E-ISSN 1931-3160Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The present study examines the siblings’ contribution to shaping the language practices and language environment of immigrant families. The data consist of interviews, observations, and video recordings of everyday family interactions and sibling play in five Iranian families residing in Sweden. Detailed interaction analyses show that siblings targeted various aspects of each other’s language use (heritage languages, Swedish, and English). They corrected each other’s language use and choices and requested and provided language instructions when language-related problems occurred. However, the main language of siblings’ talk was Swedish. The siblings addressed the multifaceted linguistic demands of Swedish society and helped to develop each other’s multiple languages. Simultaneously, however, by primarily using Swedish, they were contributing to language shift. The study broadens the focus of family language policy studies (i.e., parents’ views on family language planning or parent-child dyadic interactions) and adds to the underresearched area of family bilingualism and heritage language maintenance.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017.
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language policies, bilingualism, family bilingualism, heritage language, siblings
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141572DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1273738Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85011685191OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141572DiVA, id: diva2:1145880
Available from: 2017-09-29 Created: 2017-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved

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