[lg policy] bibitem: Invisible and Visible Language Planning: Ideological Factors in the Family Language Policy of Chinese Immigrant Families in Quebec

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 Invisible and Visible Language Planning: Ideological Factors in the
Family Language Policy of Chinese Immigrant Families in Quebec
Authors: Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan

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to initiate any new search using that term. Language Planning;
Literacy Education; Multilingualism; Foreign Countries; Educational
Background; Immigrants; Ethnography; Chinese; English (Second
Language); French; Second Language Learning; Language Attitudes;
Ideology; Parent Attitudes; Parent Background; Confucianism; Parent
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from the author. Language Policy, v8 n4 p351-375 Nov 2009
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updated only if notified by the publisher. Springer. 233 Spring
Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax:
212-348-4505; e-mail: service-ny at springer.com; Web site:
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The total number of pages including all front-matter. 25
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Articles; Reports - Evaluative

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or
resource. This ethnographic inquiry examines how family languages
policies are planned and developed in ten Chinese immigrant families
in Quebec, Canada, with regard to their children's language and
literacy education in three languages, Chinese, English, and French.
The focus is on how multilingualism is perceived and valued, and how
these three languages are linked to particular linguistic markets. The
parental ideology that underpins the family language policy, the
invisible language planning, is the central focus of analysis. The
results suggest that family language policies are strongly influenced
by socio-political and economical factors. In addition, the study
confirms that the parents' educational background, their immigration
experiences and their cultural disposition, in this case pervaded by
Confucian thinking, contribute significantly to parental expectations
and aspirations and thus to the family language policies.

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