Stylizations and alignments in a L2 classroom: Multiparty work in forming a community of practice
2015 (English)In: Language & Communication, ISSN 0271-5309, E-ISSN 1873-3395, Vol. 43, 11-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In a single-case analysis of classroom conversations, Swedish was both the target language and lingua franca. The analyses (based on a corpus of 40 h of video-recordings) document the role of stylizations and alignments in the building of a community of practice in a L2 classroom for migrant students. The analyses cover participants' perspectives as they appeared in their ways of deploying local registers, on the one hand, and standard Swedish, on the other. Stylizations and laughter were important resources for the establishment of local language ideologies. The analyses extend work on classroom performance and communities of practice, documenting in detail how a community is partly talked into being, shaped through stylizations and other alignments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 43, 11-26 p.
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115856DOI: 10.1016/j.langcom.2015.03.004ISI: 000358459500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-115856DiVA: diva2:800959