Therefore, identities are viewed as; numerous, as a site of struggle, as dynamic, where their influence on the use of language has been a subject of research severally, and especially in the western context (Rubinstein-Avila, 2005).
This ethnographic research study interrogates multicultural children’s multiple language use, identities and language ideologies that are expressed in the multiple dimensions of their daily school life in Quebec. I will examine how their literary language (French) and home language (Portuguese) arguer with teachers at school and in their community, and with their classmate, and how their school life overlap with the construction of their identities. The theoretical rationale of this ethnographic study is therefore to look at the multicultural linguistic experiences and daily life of school-going children of Brazilian descent in Quebec.
The purpose of this research study is to demonstrate the story of multicultural experience of children in multi-dimensions of their life both at home and in school (Woolard, & Schieffelin, 1994). This illustration is informed by the need to understand their language constructions, and to understand the relationship between a group language and its identity. In this regard, I have selected ten Portuguese-speaking school-going children from Brazilian immigrants living in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.
There are a number of important questions that i will be seeking answers for in the interview that forms part of this study and which will immensely assist me in this research study. In this regard, i will be seeking to know;
a. Interviews; I will have a set of questions that will guide me while interviewing the participant. The reactions that I get from the participant will form the answers to these questions that I will fill in the questionnaire in course of the interview. It is therefore important to note that at no point will ...Show more