publication . Article . 2016

Enacting identities: children's narratives on person, place and experience in fixed and hybrid spaces

Nayr Ibrahim;
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  • Published: 04 Mar 2016 Journal: Education Inquiry (issn: 2000-4508, eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Education Inquiry
Abstract
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children’s early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral part of these transnational, translocal experiences. Consequently, they learn to function in diverse language contact situations from birth or from a very young age. This paper explores how these early multiple language and literacy experiences lay the foundations for the construction of a multilingual identity. The stud...
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free text keywords: Children; parents; identity; literacy; multilingualism; hybridity, Narrative, Sociology, Language contact, Multilingualism, Hybridity, Sense of place, Self-concept, Heritage language, Literacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Pedagogy
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publication . Article . 2016

Enacting identities: children's narratives on person, place and experience in fixed and hybrid spaces

Nayr Ibrahim;