イマージョン教育を受ける児童のバイリンガリズムとその規定要因

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Title
イマージョン教育を受ける児童のバイリンガリズムとその規定要因
Title Alternative
Determinants of Bilingualism among Japanese Elementary School Students in Immersion Education
Author
氏名 田中 佑美
ヨミ タナカ ユミ
別名 Tanaka Yumi
氏名 久津木 文
ヨミ クツキ アヤ
別名 Kutsuki Aya
Abstract

This study investigates bilingualism among young learners in English and Japanese
immersion education in Japan through analysis of their mother tongues and language use. It involves 126 participants: elementary school students (N = 42) and their fathers (N = 42) and mothers (N = 42). The results demonstrate that while most of the parents use only Japanese between each other in their conversations, the mother tongues of the students are in some cases English and in others Japanese, while yet other students are bilingual in English and Japanese. This diversity of mother tongue among the students was found to be related to their amount of experience abroad (with length of time and location as factors), but being educated by parents who had lived abroad was found to affect students’ mother tongues a fortiori. With regard to language use, there was no great difference among the three mother tongue groups, and the students commonly had both English and Japanese input and output in multiple environments such as family milieu, school milieu, and socioinstitutional milieu. In sum, this study suggests that although the status of a language as mother tongue can be fragile in certain language environments, young learners tend to become bilingual if, in addition to receiving immersion education at school, they have parents who cooperate in passing on to their offspring languages and cultures with which they have a common affinity.

Journal Title
広島経済大学研究論集
Volume
37
Issue
4
Spage
113
Epage
125
Published Date
2015-03-31
Publisher
広島経済大学経済学会
ISSN
0387-1444
NCID
AN00408380
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
Set
hue