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    Representations of language education in English and French Canadian newspapers

    Vessey, Rachelle (2017) Representations of language education in English and French Canadian newspapers. Canadian Modern Language Review 73 (2), pp. 158-182. ISSN 0008-4506.

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    This article examines the salience and content of representations of language education in a corpus of English and French Canadian newspapers. Findings suggest that English-speaking Canadian newspapers foreground official language education issues, in which public schools are represented as the primary means by which Canadians can gain equal access to social resources. In contrast, French Canadian newspapers do not foreground language education issues; in the few cases where these are discussed, the focus tends to be specifically on immigrant acquisition of French. Since representations of these issues reflect beliefs and attitudes towards languages, the paper concludes that they also reveal the successes and failures of discourses concomitant with Canada’s language policy.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Rachelle Vessey
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:01
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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