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„Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania

Racz, Krisztina

(De Gruyter Mouton, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Racz, Krisztina
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/123456789/2577
AB  - The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational
strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and
literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania.
Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in
this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who speak a minority
language have their knowledge of the majority language evaluated in the
graduation exam in Romanian language and literature based on the same criteria
as first-language speakers’, which has strong implications for their participation
in Romanian society. The main research question of this ethnographically
informed article is how translanguaging happens in a classroom where students’
first language is being used with the aim of facilitating performance in their
second language. The article argues that in the classrooms where the research
was conducted, translanguaging is a strategy that negotiates between students’
educational needs in the local environment and the expectation espoused by the
state to perform as if they were monolingual Romanian speakers. Similarly,
students use translanguaging to strategize between the curricular expectations
and their language performance. Yet, I argue that in this case study the emancipatory potential of translanguaging is limited due to ethnolinguistic hierarchies that remain unchallenged.
PB  - De Gruyter Mouton
T2  - Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication
T1  - „Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania
IS  - 1
VL  - 41
SP  - 29
EP  - 56
DO  - 10.1515/multi-2020-0129
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Racz, Krisztina",
year = "2022",
abstract = "The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational
strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and
literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania.
Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in
this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who speak a minority
language have their knowledge of the majority language evaluated in the
graduation exam in Romanian language and literature based on the same criteria
as first-language speakers’, which has strong implications for their participation
in Romanian society. The main research question of this ethnographically
informed article is how translanguaging happens in a classroom where students’
first language is being used with the aim of facilitating performance in their
second language. The article argues that in the classrooms where the research
was conducted, translanguaging is a strategy that negotiates between students’
educational needs in the local environment and the expectation espoused by the
state to perform as if they were monolingual Romanian speakers. Similarly,
students use translanguaging to strategize between the curricular expectations
and their language performance. Yet, I argue that in this case study the emancipatory potential of translanguaging is limited due to ethnolinguistic hierarchies that remain unchallenged.",
publisher = "De Gruyter Mouton",
journal = "Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication",
title = "„Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania",
number = "1",
volume = "41",
pages = "29-56",
doi = "10.1515/multi-2020-0129"
}
Racz, K.. (2022). „Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania. in Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication
De Gruyter Mouton., 41(1), 29-56.
https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2020-0129
Racz K. „Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania. in Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication. 2022;41(1):29-56.
doi:10.1515/multi-2020-0129 .
Racz, Krisztina, "„Creating the Illusion of Speaking Romanian Well”: Hungarian Speakers’ Teaching and Learning the Majority Language in Romania" in Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 41, no. 1 (2022):29-56,
https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2020-0129 . .
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