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Bilingualisms-in-Practice at the Meso Level. An Example from a Bilingual School in Wales.
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of the Sociology of Language, ISSN 0165-2516, E-ISSN 1613-3668, Vol. 202, 41-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bilingualism is to be seen as dynamic bilingualisms-in-practice, which are continually being ‘‘performed,’’ that is, shaped, valued, and constituted, both through discourses which (re)contextualize the notion, as well as through the everyday language practices of bilinguals. To shed light on bilingualisms-in-practice, primarily in the context of one bilingual school in Wales, a range of data is examined to identify prevalent discourses on bilingualism. It is argued here that the meso level of society, especially educational institutions, constitute a key site for the recontextualization of these discourses and thereby play an important mediating role between the micro and macro levels of society.

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Walter de Gruyter , 2010. Vol. 202, 41-62 p.
Keyword [en]
meso level; performativity; bilingualism; bilingual education; discourse analysis; conversation analysis; Wales.
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54634DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2010.013OAI: diva2:306147
Available from: 2010-03-29 Created: 2010-03-27 Last updated: 2010-03-29Bibliographically approved

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