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Rap music in minority languages in secondary education: a case study of Catalan rap

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dc.contributor.author Aliagas, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-13T08:36:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-13T08:36:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Aliagas C. Rap music in minority languages in secondary education: a case study of Catalan rap. Int J Soc Lang. 2017 Nov;248:197-224. DOI: 10.1515/ijsl-2017-0036
dc.identifier.issn 1613-3668
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36575
dc.description.abstract This article explores hip hop music as a powerful tool for educational institutions to promote minority languages among teenagers living in multilingual contexts. It reports on an educational experience in secondary education that consisted of a series of rhyme workshops given by a guest hip hop artist in a secondary school in Catalonia, where two main languages (Spanish and Catalan) coexist in an unbalanced situation that favours Spanish for peer-communication. Drawing on two articulated pieces of fieldwork (the first one in the classroom and the second outside school with three students who were emergent rappers), the study shows a rift between language practices in the classroom and hip hop language practices in the teenagers’ lives. It also shows the powerful effect of bringing a professional musician into the classroom and how the school can have an impact on the language practices of the students outside school.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher De Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2017 Nov;248:197-224.
dc.rights © De Gruyter Published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0036
dc.title Rap music in minority languages in secondary education: a case study of Catalan rap
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0036
dc.subject.keyword Catalan
dc.subject.keyword Hip hop in education
dc.subject.keyword Language choice
dc.subject.keyword Vernacular literacies
dc.subject.keyword Youth culture
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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