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Att vara flerspråkig: ett fenomenologiskt perspektiv
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following essay describes a study made in Sweden in the autumn of 2010 at Södertörn University. The main purpose with this study is to find out and describe how people´s own understanding of being multilingual has influenced them. The objective behind this is to create a wider understanding for the phenomena. Therefore, the phenomenological perspective is used to describe the subjective reflection of a phenomena, in this case multilingualism. A qualitative method is being used for data gathering, implying conversational interviews with six multilingual people born in the 1970s and 1980s.

The results show that the people interviewed mostly use their mother tongue in conversations with their parents and relatives today. Their multilingualism has not been particularly acknowledged in school, where Swedish has been the language of instruction. Some of the interviewees expressed a feeling of not knowing any of their languages perfectly.

The results also show that the interviewees have a positive attitude towards their multilingualism on the whole and see several advantages with it. The results do nevertheless not show any pattern of differences between the people born in the seventies and the ones born in the eighties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Multilingualism, identity development, linguistic development, phenomenology, social constructivism
Keyword [sv]
Flerspråkighet, identitet utveckling, språkutveckling, fenomenologi, socialkonstruktivism
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-5299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-5299DiVA: diva2:383189
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-04 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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