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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Lärares språkbruk i tvåspråkiga klassrum
Author(s) Avery, Helen
Date 2011
Editor(s) Bergman, Lotta; Ericsson, Ingegerd
English abstract
The article presents results of a study made in the context of introducing bilingual instruction in Swedish and Arabic. Classroom interaction was videotaped in grades one to four at two urban schools. Based on the video material, an inventory was made of how Arabic was used by the bilingual teachers, and how it related to the corresponding Swedish content. Simplified language use, code-switching and relations between use of Arabic and Swedish were analysed with respect to potential impact on learning affordances. Results indicate that, despite the introduction of bilingual instruction, Swedish still appeared as the dominant school language. Subject matter was frequently introduced in Swedish and then translated into Arabic. Considering that the schoolchildren were bilingual, many of the translations became repetitive rather than explanatory. Arabic syntax in teacher presentations was simplified. Frequent code-switching within utterances further contributed to simplifying both syntax and content. In other instances, however, open questions and relating written forms to their own expressions developed the pupils’ skills in Arabic. Involving the pupils’ personal experience increased engagement and motivation.
Publisher Lärande och Samhälle, Malmö högskola
Series/Issue Educare 2011:3 Tema: Tvåspråkig undervisning på svenskaoch arabiska i mångkulturella storstadsskolor;3
ISSN 1653-1868
ISBN 978-91-7104-422-8
Pages 145-175
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Arabic diglossia
bilingual instruction
code-switching
simplified registers
teacher-pupil interaction
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13179 (link to this page)

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