From language maintenance to bilingual parenting: Negotiating behavior and language choice at the dinner table in binational-bilingual families

Meyer Pitton, Liliane (2013). From language maintenance to bilingual parenting: Negotiating behavior and language choice at the dinner table in binational-bilingual families. Multilingua - journal of cross-cultural and interlanguage communication, 32(4), pp. 507-526. De Gruyter Mouton 10.1515/multi-2013-0025

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This article contributes to the study of language maintenance as an everyday activity in binational-bilingual families. By embedding the question of language maintenance into a language socialization framework and adopting a conversation-analytic approach to language alternation, three excerpts of mealtime interactions in Russian–French speaking families are analyzed. Their analysis shows that in bilingual families situations focusing on the interactional definition and negotiation of children’s behavior simultaneously involve the negotiation of language choice. It reveals how parents in binational-bilingual families accomplish bilingual (language) socialization in daily practice while dealing with the complex task of combining educational goals with language maintenance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Meyer Pitton, Liliane

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

0167-8507

Publisher:

De Gruyter Mouton

Language:

English

Submitter:

Liliane Meyer Pitton

Date Deposited:

08 Apr 2014 12:58

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 23:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/multi-2013-0025

Uncontrolled Keywords:

binational families, bilingual parenting, language socialization, mealtime interaction, language maintenance

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43013

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