A vantagem de falar dialeto : aproveitar as variedades não-padrão para a construção de comunidades multilíngües

For the most part, in linguistic policies, which mainly manifest themselves in educational measures, substandard varieties are at best ignored, if not actively suppressed. This often deprives pupils in immigrant situatio
For the most part, in linguistic policies, which mainly manifest themselves in educational measures, substandard varieties are at best ignored, if not actively suppressed. This often deprives pupils in immigrant situations and coming from a dialect background not only of their right to speaking their own language but also from the opportunity of aquiring the related standard, benefiting from early bilingual education. Instead, the national language is often used as the only language of instruction and is therefore likely to outdominate any other variety. This paper analyses two immigrant groups on the American continent which both represent diglossic communities in which High German as the High Variety has been lost or replaced by the national language while the related dialect is continuously used for in-group communication. Despite structural similarities in the sociolinguistic makeup of the two speech communities, there have been different approaches towards the teaching of standard German. The paper shows that language attitudes toward the substandard play a decisive role in these approaches. It is argued that instead of seeing the dialect as an obstacle for aquiring the standard variety it ought to be viewed as a suitable starting point to learning High German. Far from being an out-fashioned relic, dialects in immigrant communities should be conceived of as vantage ground for building multilingual societies which include the own vernacular as an element of identity, the related standard as a means of international communication and, of course, the national standard as an instrument of integration.
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Author:Joachim Steffen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-250549
URL:http://seer.ufrgs.br/contingentia/article/view/6969
ISSN:1980-7589
Parent Title (German):Contingentia : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Abteilung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Post-Graduierung im Bereich Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft der Bundesuniversität Porto Alegre (UFRGS)
Publisher:Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Letras
Place of publication:Porto Alegre
Document Type:Article
Language:Portuguese
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/06/27
SWD-Keyword:Minderheit Dialektologie; Sprachliche; Sprachpolitik; Zweisprachiger Unterricht
Volume:3
Issue:2
Pagenumber:10
First Page:67
Last Page:76
Dewey Decimal Classification:417 Dialektologie, historische Linguistik
Sammlungen:GiNDok
Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.11.00 Deutsche Mundarten
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Soziolinguistik / Sociolinguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Dialektologie/Sprachgeografie / Dialectology/Linguistic geography
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Bilingualismus/Mehrsprachigkeit / Bilingualism/Multilingualism
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Contingentia : Vol. 3 No. 2, 2008
Journal: Dazugehörige Zeitschrift anzeigen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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