When education seeps into 'free play': How preschool children accomplish multilingual education
2009 (English)In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, Vol. 41, no 8, 1493-1518 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, we examine how bilingual preschoolers enact, in the course of ‘free play’, previous experiences from secondlanguage instructional activities. In so doing, the participants transform a set of educational routines for their own purposes withinthe current activity. Hence, apart from merely drawing on multilingual interactional resources, participation in such activities allowschildren to exploit some normative features of educational practice. The interactional organization of these events is explicatedsequentially, examining in some analytic detail the children’s methods for invoking, repairing and acting upon educational routinesand practices within non-instructional activities. The analyses are discussed in terms of children’s understanding and production ofinstitutional order(s) in and through mundane interaction.# 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 41, no 8, 1493-1518 p.
Children's play; Conversation analysis; Ethnomethodology; Instructional settings; Learning; Participation; Social interaction
National CategorySpecific Languages Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Sociology Pedagogy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19054DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2007.06.006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19054DiVA: diva2:222886