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One-parent-one-language (OPOL) families: is the majority language-speaking parent instrumental in the minority language development?
Griffith Univ, Sch Languages & Linguist, Nathan, Qld 4111, Australia..
Griffith Univ, Sch Languages & Linguist, Nathan, Qld 4111, Australia..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7700-8444
Griffith Univ, Sch Languages & Linguistics, Nathan, Qld 4111, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1323-1548
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0050, E-ISSN 1747-7522, Vol. 17, no 4, 429-448 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine the strategies majority language-speaking parents use to support the development of the minority language in families who follow the pattern of exposure known as one-parent-one-language (OPOL). In this particular pattern of raising a child bilingually, each parent speaks only their own native language to their children. Previous studies concerned with language development in children raised under the OPOL pattern primarily focused on how input from the minority language-speaking parent affects minority language development, leaving the role of the majority language-speaking parent largely unexplored. To address this gap, a case study was carried out on three families in Brisbane, Australia, who reported following the OPOL pattern. Video and audio recordings were taken, along with interviews using an elicited recall task based on the recordings to gather data on the families' language practices and motivations. The results of the qualitative analysis suggest that, in these families, the majority language-speaking parent plays an important role that extends beyond the provision of input in the majority language and may contribute to fostering minority language development and maintenance.

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Routledge, 2014. Vol. 17, no 4, 429-448 p.
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discourse practices, minority language, one-parent-one-language, majority language-speaking parent, Australia
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46844DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2013.816263ISI: 000335846300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-46844DiVA: diva2:1037463
Available from: 2016-10-15 Created: 2016-10-15 Last updated: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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