Languages as symbolic capital in ECEC research

Bidragets oversatte titel: Sprog som symbolsk kapital i børnehaveforskning

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The dominance of English poses a challenge in a couple of ways, including the fact that fluency in English gives a symbolic advantage (everything else being equal) to those who have English as their native language – and conversely disadvantages those who have English as their second or even third language. The dominance of the English language tends to be accompanied by certain cultural and conceptual meanings. I will analyse these challenges with Swaan’s theory (2001) about a world language system and languages as a specific form of cultural capital – namely linguistic capital. I will discuss the implication the dominance of English could have for research discussion.
Publikationsdato3 nov. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 3 nov. 2019
Begivenhed27th International RECE Conference: Border/lands and (Be)longings - New Mexico State University , Las Cruces,NM, USA
Varighed: 31 okt. 20195 nov. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 27


Konference27th International RECE Conference
LokationNew Mexico State University
By Las Cruces,NM

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Ellegaard, T. (2019). Languages as symbolic capital in ECEC research. Abstract fra 27th International RECE Conference, Las Cruces,NM, USA.