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Bourdieu, plurilingualism and sign languages in the UK

O'Brien, Dai ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4529-7568 (2021) Bourdieu, plurilingualism and sign languages in the UK. In: Snoddon, Kristin and Weber, Joanne, (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Plurilingualism in Deaf Education. Multilingual Matters

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This chapter examines the history of deaf education in the UK, with particular attention paid to education policy, through the lens of Bourdieusian theory. This lens lends a sociological grounding to the exploration of the (denied) possibilities of plurilingual education in the UK by using the concepts of linguistic capital, linguistic habitus and linguistic marketplace. Based on analysis of historic deaf education policy documents, reasons for the inhibition of plurilingual bimodal education environments are outlined, with a possible way forward based on the example of the revitalisation of the Welsh language by successive legislative and policy acts.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LA History of education
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3867

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