Junyi Yang - Chinese parents in Norway on home literacy: a questionnaire study
Junyi Yang is a Doctoral research fellow at the Department of Education, and a member of the research group Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts (TextDIM). She has a background as a language teacher for young learners, and an MA in Early Language Education from University of Eastern Finland. She also works as a volunteer in teaching Chinese at Kinesisk Skole i Norge.
According to Statistics Norway (2019), there are more than 12000 Chinese people in Norway, and over 12% of them are under 12 years old. My PhD project aims to explore how these young Chinese-Norwegian dual language learners develop their language and literacy.
This talk is generated from the first part of my PhD project. Aiming to gain knowledge of the targeted population, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted. Information such as demographics, language-related resources, practices and attitudes at home was collected. The data collection was from November to December 2019, with over a hundred Chinese parents responded. In the talk, I will present the descriptive data and some preliminary findings.