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Multilingual Practices of Children and Professionals in Playgroups

Area: 
Multilingualism in individuals
Project management:

Dieter Isler (PH Thurgau)

Duration: 
01.2017 to 12.2018
Team:
Status: 
In progress
Description: 

In the project “Multilingual Production by Children and Professionals in Playgroups” (Mehrsprachige Praktiken von Kindern und Fachpersonen in Spielgruppen, MePraS) a typology of multilingual practices will be developed and the conditions for successful production will be specified.

Taking a focussed ethnographic or “videographic” approach, the everyday communicative productions in four playgroups with an average to high percentage of multilingual children will be examined. 

Purpose – Expected results: 

The research findings will be used to support current efforts to professionalise playgroups.