Pratiche di mediazione non professionale degli studenti stranieri immigrati di prima o seconda generazione nel sistema scolastico italiano
The study investigates the extent and characteristics of the phenomenon of Child Language Brokering (CLB) in the Italian school system, namely the linguistic mediation of foreign students for their relatives and the institutions of the host country. A questionnaire administrated to 347 students of 36 nationalities of two secondary high schools of Perugia, detected the characteristics of CLB, foreign students’ attitude towards their language and culture of origin and those of the host country, and their relationship with the mediation practices. After an introduction and an overview of the literature on CLB, paragraphs 3 and 4 describe the materials and methods used and the results obtained. Finally, conclusions concern the enhancement of CLB in an inclusive perspective.
Keywords: Intercomprehension • Child Language Brokering • Linguistic mediation • Plurilingualism • Multilingual educational system