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Generation 2.0 and Writing

Analysis of a Research-Action

Elena Firpo    Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    

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abstract

The purpose of this article is to investigate the written productions carried out by pupils of Spanish-speaking origin of 2.0 generation of the Italian secondary school. The research question is inspired by a previous analysis (Firpo 2014)  which aims to study the communicative linguistic preknowledge related to the Academic Language of foreign students of  Spanish-speaking heritage language. The test was an adaptation of the Italstudio test (Firpo 2014). The test was divided into three sections: Language, Comprehension and Writing. This test was also used during the experimentation to verify the evolution of students' learning through repeated tests sessions. The same test was also submitted in Spanish to the sample of the Spanish-speaking heritage language. In this article  we will analyze only the Italian written productions of a sample of 23 language students of Spanish-speaking heritage language of 2.0 generation.

Published
June 7, 2019
Accepted
Jan. 27, 2019
Submitted
June 13, 2018
Language
IT

Keywords: Mixing0WritingBilingualismHeteroglossiaSwitchingGeneration 2

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