FAMILY LANGUAGE POLICY: A MULTI-LEVEL INVESTIGATION OF MULTILINGUAL PRACTICES IN TRANSNATIONAL FAMILIES
The Family Language Policy (FLP) is a multi-level interdisciplinary research project funded by ESRC. Family Language Policy is an emerging field of enquiry that looks into one of the fundamental dimensions of society: the family. FLP addresses three interrelated aspects of children’s multilingual development: language ideology (what family members believe about language), language practices (what they do with language), and language management (what efforts they make to maintain language). Through a multi-level, multi-community and multi-type of family design, the project will generate new knowledge on multilingual development, language maintenance, and social cohesion.
Listen to Prof Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen talk about our project here.