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The role of online communication in raising awareness of bilingual identity

Marley, D (2013) The role of online communication in raising awareness of bilingual identity MULTILINGUA-JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERLANGUAGE COMMUNICATION, 32 (4). pp. 485-505.

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Abstract

Children of binational couples are often raised in the community of one of the parents and, thus, have limited exposure to the language of the other parent. This study focuses on a British/Moroccan family in the UK, where English is the dominant home language and Moroccan Arabic is the ‘other’ language. Analysis of ‘live’ family conversations at home in the UK and ‘online’ conversations with cousins in Morocco indicate that using Moroccan Arabic at home is often seen as a chore, whereas in online conversations it is seen as fun. The use of computer-mediated communication appears to have contributed to a more positive attitude towards using the language and developing a bilingual identity.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Marley, Dd.marley@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2013-0024
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
UNSPECIFIEDOgiermann, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Linguistics, Language & Linguistics, LINGUISTICS, binational families, English, Moroccan Arabic, code-switching, identity, bilingualism, binational families, English, Moroccan Arabic, code-switching, identity
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:27
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819820

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