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Young adult language brokers’ and teachers’ views of the advantages and disadvantages of brokering in school

Crafter, S., Cline, T. and Prokopiou, E. (2017) Young adult language brokers’ and teachers’ views of the advantages and disadvantages of brokering in school. In: Weisskirch, R. S. (ed.) Weisskirch, Robert S Language Brokering in Immigrant Families: Theories and Contexts. London : Routledge. pp. 1-30.

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Abstract: Language Brokering in Immigrant Families: Theories and Contexts brings together an international group of researchers to share their findings on language brokering—when immigrant children translate for their parents and other adults. Given the large amount of immigration occurring worldwide, it is important to understand how language brokering may support children’s and families’ acculturation to new countries. The chapter authors include overviews of the existing literature, insights from multiple disciplines, the potential benefits and drawbacks to language brokering, and the contexts that may influence children, adolescents, and emerging adults who language broker. With the latest findings, the authors theorize on how language brokering may function and the outcomes for those who do so.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > P306 Translating and interpreting
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ793 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers
Creators: Crafter, Sarah, Cline, Tony and Prokopiou, Evangelia
Editors: Weisskirch, Robert S
Publisher: Routledge
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Date: 5 April 2017
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 1-30
Title of Book: Language Brokering in Immigrant Families: Theories and Contexts
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 312
Language: English
ISBN: 9781138185111
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/9389

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