|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Kindergarten as a bastion : on the discursive construction of a homogeneous speech community and national identity|
|Published in:||Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Beltz Juventa|
|Subjects:||Identity; National identity; Kindergarten; Dialect; High German; Homogeneous speech community|
|Subject (DDC):||370: Education |
|Abstract:||In the second half of the 2000s there was a public debate in German-speaking Switzerland about whether kindergarten teachers and children in class should speak the local dialect or High German. It was about more than just the language of instruction: I argue that kindergarten is a discursive arena in which national identity is constructed. First, it is viewed as protecting a presumably historically grown culture and nation. Secondly, a homogeneous community of dialect speakers is constructed and isolated from the others that do not belong to it. As a consequence, kindergarten is becoming a bastion in defence of national identity and unburdened childhood at the same time.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family (IKJF)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Soziale Arbeit|
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Knoll, A. (2016). Kindergarten as a bastion : on the discursive construction of a homogeneous speech community and national identity. Zeitschrift Für Diskursforschung, 4(2), 137–153. https://content-select.com/de/portal/media/view/58591320-6c64-43ab-80d0-14f2b0dd2d03
Knoll, A. (2016) ‘Kindergarten as a bastion : on the discursive construction of a homogeneous speech community and national identity’, Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung, 4(2), pp. 137–153. Available at: https://content-select.com/de/portal/media/view/58591320-6c64-43ab-80d0-14f2b0dd2d03.
A. Knoll, “Kindergarten as a bastion : on the discursive construction of a homogeneous speech community and national identity,” Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 137–153, 2016, [Online]. Available: https://content-select.com/de/portal/media/view/58591320-6c64-43ab-80d0-14f2b0dd2d03
Knoll, Alex. “Kindergarten as a Bastion : On the Discursive Construction of a Homogeneous Speech Community and National Identity.” Zeitschrift Für Diskursforschung, vol. 4, no. 2, 2016, pp. 137–53, https://content-select.com/de/portal/media/view/58591320-6c64-43ab-80d0-14f2b0dd2d03.
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