Linguistic multi-competence of Fiji school students and their conversational partners

Suzanne Hopf, Sharynne McLeod, Sarah McDonagh

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Abstract

This study explored linguistic multi-competence in Fiji students and their conversational partners through a description of linguistic diversity in one school community. Students' caregivers (n = 75), teachers (n = 25) and year 4 students (n = 40) in an urban school of Fiji completed paper-based questionnaires regarding: 75 students, 75 mothers, 75 fathers, 25 child-minders, and 25 teachers (N = 275)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-91
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Multilingualism
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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In: International Journal of Multilingualism, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2016, p. 72-91.

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