Multilingual interaction and construction of knowledge in higher education

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_70AF1DB093D2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Multilingual interaction and construction of knowledge in higher education
Périodique
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Auteur(s)
Gajo Laurent, Berthoud Anne-Claude
ISSN
1367-0050
1747-7522
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/2018
Volume
21
Numéro
7
Pages
853-866
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article aims at a better understanding of the role played by multilingualism and language in general in the process of scientific knowledge construction. By analysing various cases of multilingual communication in different universities and subjects (marketing, physics, law), we propose to focus on two parameters: the language regime and the participation regime. Language regime is envisaged through different modes: language contrast (languages referred to for developing some topics in the subject) vs. language alternation (languages used as a medium of communication). An additional dimension is related to the fact that multilingualism occurs not only in oral interaction but also in writing. Participation regime is approached through the general opposition of monomanagement (teaching-oriented) and multimanagement (learning-oriented). In multilingual settings, generating a major process of negotiation is likely to stimulate the use of different languages and even to contrast languages in order to elicit some content issues. At the end of the article, we introduce the notion of didactic regime, which represents the way participants articulate language/multilingual resources and (more or less) collaborative formats in order to build up the subject knowledge. Such a regime might be decided through negotiation, proposed by the teacher or imposed by the institution.
Mots-clé
Multilingual language acquisition, bilingual education, classroom discourse, codeswitching, metalinguistic competence
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Financement(s)
Commission Européenne / 028702
Création de la notice
17/05/2019 10:28
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:29
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