Childhoods in Several Languages

  • Charlotte Burck


In the following chapter, I examine constructions of childhoods lived in several languages. Half of the research group had lived their childhoods in several languages and I consider the impact of different circumstances and contexts on what is identified as significant for individuals as speakers, the meanings of language speaking and the ways in which individuals make meanings of themselves. I examine the accounts of childhoods in four different kinds of contexts: in colonial contexts, in other bilingual/multilingual contexts, in families who spoke minoritized languages, and among those who had to flee their countries of origin.


Research Participant Minority Language Private Tutoring Dominant Language Language Identity 
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© Charlotte Burck 2005

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