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Close encounters of a bilingual kind: interactional practices in the primary classroom in Brunei
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 19, Number 2 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Little is known about the effectiveness of the interactional systems through which meaning is constructed in classrooms in multilingual contexts. Although language can be planned', the actual discourse of the classroom isunplanned'. It is well-attested that the discourse of the upper primary classroom in Brunei includes the use of Malay alongside the official language of the classroom, English. This paper argues that as talk is potentially the most valuable resource in the classroom, educational planning should take into account the existing communicative practices in the classroom.

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Martin, P.W. Close encounters of a bilingual kind: interactional practices in the primary classroom in Brunei. International Journal of Educational Development, 19(2), 127-140. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved June 27, 2022 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0738-0593(98)00057-1

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