publication . Article . 2015

Reading Fiction in a Second-Language Classroom

Economou, Catarina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Mar 2015 Journal: Education Inquiry (issn: 2000-4508, eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Education Inquiry
Abstract
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it analyses which forms of reading the students use. It reports on a qualitative, empirical study based on field studies, transcriptions of tape-recorded interaction as well as written texts. The results indicate that second-language learners in this context have a positive attitude to reading and discussing what they read using...
Subjects
free text keywords: second-language learners; literature reception; forms of reading; pedagogy of literature and language; democracy
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Bakhtiari, Marjaneh. (2005). Kalla det vad fan du vill. Ordfronts fo¨rlag.

Bergman, Lotta. (2007). Gymnasieskolans svensk¨amnen en studie av svenskundervisningen i fyra gymnasieklasser. Malmo¨ ho¨gskola, Malmo¨ Studies in Educational Sciences 36: 2007.

Bommarco, Birgitta. (2006). Texter i dialog: en studie i gymnasieungdomars litteraturl¨asning. Diss: Malmo¨ La¨rarutbildning, Malmo¨. Holmbergs.

Bradford, Arthur. (2006). Reading literature and learning a second language. Language Learning 18(3 & 4): 199 210.

Bunar, Nihad. (2009). N¨ar marknaden kom till f¨ororten:valfrihet, komkurrens och symboliskt kapital i m˚angkulturella omra˚dens skolor. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Cummins, Jim. (2000/2001). Language, power and pedagogy. Bilingual children in the crossfire. Clevedon: Cambrian Printers Ltd.

Cummins, Jim. 2001. Andraspra˚ksundervisning fo¨r skolframga˚ng en modell fo¨r utveckling av skolans spra˚kpolicy. In Symposium 2000 ett andraspra˚ksperspektiv pa˚ l¨arande, Naucl´er, K, (ed.). Stockholm: Sigma Fo¨rlag.

Delamonte, S. & Atkinson, P. A. (2008). Representing ethnography: reading, writing and rhetoric in qualitative research. London: Sage Publications.

Dysthe, Olga. (1995). Det flerst¨ammiga klassrummet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Economou, Catarina. (2013). Svenska och svenska som andraspr˚ak i Gy 11 tva˚ j¨ambo¨rdiga a¨mnen? In Forskning om undervisning och l¨arande, Eklund, Solweig, (ed.). No. 11, 2013. www.forskul.se

Elmfeldt, Johan. (1997). L¨asningens r¨oster. Om litteratur, genus och l¨ararskap. Stockholm/ Stehag: Symposium.

Ewald, Annette. (2007). L¨askulturer: L¨arare, elever och litteraturl¨asning i grundskolans mellana˚r. Diss. Malmo¨: Malmo¨ Ho¨gskola.

Gibbons, Pauline. (2005). Mediating learning through talk - teacher-student interaction with second-language learners. In Spr˚aket och kunskapen att l¨ara pa˚ sitt andraspra˚k i skola och h¨ogskola, Lindberg, Inger & Sandwall, Karin, (eds.). Go¨teborg: Institutet fo¨r svenska som andraspra˚k.

Gibbons, Pauline. (2006). St¨ark spra˚ket, st¨ark l¨arandet. Spra˚k- och kunskapsutvecklande arbetess¨att f¨or och med andraspra˚kselever i klassrummet. Uppsala: Hallgren & Fallgren.

45 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it analyses which forms of reading the students use. It reports on a qualitative, empirical study based on field studies, transcriptions of tape-recorded interaction as well as written texts. The results indicate that second-language learners in this context have a positive attitude to reading and discussing what they read using...
Subjects
free text keywords: second-language learners; literature reception; forms of reading; pedagogy of literature and language; democracy
45 references, page 1 of 3

Asplund, Stig-Bo¨rje. (2010). L¨asning som identitetsskapande handling: Gemenskapande och utbrytningsf¨ors¨ok i fordonspojkars litteratursamtal. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet.

Bakhtiari, Marjaneh. (2005). Kalla det vad fan du vill. Ordfronts fo¨rlag.

Bergman, Lotta. (2007). Gymnasieskolans svensk¨amnen en studie av svenskundervisningen i fyra gymnasieklasser. Malmo¨ ho¨gskola, Malmo¨ Studies in Educational Sciences 36: 2007.

Bommarco, Birgitta. (2006). Texter i dialog: en studie i gymnasieungdomars litteraturl¨asning. Diss: Malmo¨ La¨rarutbildning, Malmo¨. Holmbergs.

Bradford, Arthur. (2006). Reading literature and learning a second language. Language Learning 18(3 & 4): 199 210.

Bunar, Nihad. (2009). N¨ar marknaden kom till f¨ororten:valfrihet, komkurrens och symboliskt kapital i m˚angkulturella omra˚dens skolor. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Cummins, Jim. (2000/2001). Language, power and pedagogy. Bilingual children in the crossfire. Clevedon: Cambrian Printers Ltd.

Cummins, Jim. 2001. Andraspra˚ksundervisning fo¨r skolframga˚ng en modell fo¨r utveckling av skolans spra˚kpolicy. In Symposium 2000 ett andraspra˚ksperspektiv pa˚ l¨arande, Naucl´er, K, (ed.). Stockholm: Sigma Fo¨rlag.

Delamonte, S. & Atkinson, P. A. (2008). Representing ethnography: reading, writing and rhetoric in qualitative research. London: Sage Publications.

Dysthe, Olga. (1995). Det flerst¨ammiga klassrummet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Economou, Catarina. (2013). Svenska och svenska som andraspr˚ak i Gy 11 tva˚ j¨ambo¨rdiga a¨mnen? In Forskning om undervisning och l¨arande, Eklund, Solweig, (ed.). No. 11, 2013. www.forskul.se

Elmfeldt, Johan. (1997). L¨asningens r¨oster. Om litteratur, genus och l¨ararskap. Stockholm/ Stehag: Symposium.

Ewald, Annette. (2007). L¨askulturer: L¨arare, elever och litteraturl¨asning i grundskolans mellana˚r. Diss. Malmo¨: Malmo¨ Ho¨gskola.

Gibbons, Pauline. (2005). Mediating learning through talk - teacher-student interaction with second-language learners. In Spr˚aket och kunskapen att l¨ara pa˚ sitt andraspra˚k i skola och h¨ogskola, Lindberg, Inger & Sandwall, Karin, (eds.). Go¨teborg: Institutet fo¨r svenska som andraspra˚k.

Gibbons, Pauline. (2006). St¨ark spra˚ket, st¨ark l¨arandet. Spra˚k- och kunskapsutvecklande arbetess¨att f¨or och med andraspra˚kselever i klassrummet. Uppsala: Hallgren & Fallgren.

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