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On being declared illiterate: Language-ideological disqualification in Dutch classes for immigrants in Belgium

Blommaert, Jan and Creve, Lies and Willaert, Evita (2006) On being declared illiterate: Language-ideological disqualification in Dutch classes for immigrants in Belgium. Language and Communication, 26 (1). pp. 34-54. ISSN 0271-5309. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: I provided the theoretical and methodological basis for this co-authored paper which is based on fieldwork in Dutch immersion classes for 'newcomers' children in Belgium. The paper addresses the way in which language-ideological assumptions about language and multilingualism lead to the disqualification of children's linguistic and communicative resources by teachers. It shows on the basis of an in-depth empirical analysis of 'accent in writing' how literacy skills displayed by immigrant children are not picked up by teachers, and how such children are qualified as 'language-less' and illiterate. The paper speaks to fundamental theoretical issues of language, education and inequality.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 16:26
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:13
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