Language-in-Education Policies, Immigration and Social Cohesion in Catalonia: The Case of Vic

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Language-in-Education Policies, Immigration and Social Cohesion in Catalonia: The Case of Vic. / Edwards, Catrin Wyn.

In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Vol. 19, No. 5, 26.05.2015, p. 530-545.

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Edwards, CW 2015, 'Language-in-Education Policies, Immigration and Social Cohesion in Catalonia: The Case of Vic', International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 530-545. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2015.1023253

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Edwards, Catrin Wyn. / Language-in-Education Policies, Immigration and Social Cohesion in Catalonia: The Case of Vic. In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 530-545.

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abstract = "This paper analyses the language-in-education policies implemented to integrate international immigrants into the Catalan language community in Vic, Catalonia. It focuses on the Catalan Government{\textquoteright}s {\textquoteleft}Languages and Social Cohesion Plan{\textquoteright} (LIC) plan, Vic city council{\textquoteright}s local education plans, which were adopted as part of LIC plan, and the EBE centre, a Catalan Government initiative that was opened in Vic as an educational welcome space for newly arrived immigrant families. Drawing upon empirical data gathered from semi-structured interviews and substantiated with analysis of policy documents, this paper advances three main claims. First, that immigrant families and community members in Vic have played a vital role in reinforcing the city{\textquoteright}s language-in-education policies. Second, that immigrant parents can contribute to their children{\textquoteright}s linguistic integration, even when they are not fluentin the minority language. Third, that the wider discourse of social cohesion inCatalonia has facilitated this greater participation amongst the immigrant family and community members. Together, these three claims present a counterargument to the growing belief in the literature on minority language revival and revitalisation that the family and the community no longer play a significant role in minority language maintenance. Document embargo until 01/10/2016",
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