Written productions from children with an immigration background
This project aims to describe the development of productive writing skills in children with a Portuguese immigration background living in Switzerland (in the language of origin and in the language of instruction). It is based on data collected as part of the project Language of origin and language at school: are language skills transferable? (HLC) from the work programme 2011-2015 by the Research Centre on Multilingualism.
The project will be divided into three stages:
- Establishment of a corpus of written productions in Portuguese/German/French by pupils in HarmoS grades 5 and 6.
- Adaptation of a tool for assessing the lexical scope for these productions.
- Study of surface transfers in those productions and other sub-projects based on the corpus established.