Beyond linguistic purism in language-in-education policy and practice: Exploring Bilingual pedagogies in a Hong Kong science classroom

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Abstract

This paper proposes to overcome the traditional essentialist and dichotomous ways of conceptualising language and language pedagogies, i.e. to go beyond linguistic purist perspectives. Analysing bilingual teaching practices in a science lesson, the paper proposes that practical bilingual pedagogies can be developed to help students in bilingual education programmes to access dominant linguistic resources and discourses by capitalising on their indigenous linguistic and cultural resources. Copyright © 2006 A. Lin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-305
JournalLanguage and Education
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Lin, A. (2006). Beyond linguistic purism in language-in-education policy and practice: Exploring Bilingual pedagogies in a Hong Kong science classroom. Language and Education, 20(4), 287-305. https://doi.org/10.2167/le643.0

Keywords

  • Language policy and planning
  • Classroom discourse analysis
  • Bilingual education
  • Codemixing and codeswitching
  • Language across content
  • Second language pedagogy

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