Norsk som digitalt samhandlingsspråk i fire familier med innvandrerbakgrunn – identitet og investering

English title: "Norwegian as language of digital interaction in four migrant background families – identity and investment". Journal article by Kristin Vold Lexander in Nordand: nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, 01/2020(4), published June 4, 2020.

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This paper contributes to the research on Norwegian as a second language through an analysis of its role in digital interaction in the family context. Second language learners’ ideas of language needs and wishes change with the use of new information and communication technology (Darvin & Norton 2015; Douglas Fir Group, 2016). Through digital interaction, migrants may stay in closer touch with family and friends in the country of origin, and they can also build networks in the country of residence and develop their language competence. How does this influence on the use of Norwegian in migrant families in Norway? In the analysis of interview data, interactional and observational data, the following questions are discussed: How is digital communication used to develop Norwegian language competence in the family? What are the relations between the family members’ perspectives on identity and their use of Norwegian? The aim is to understand what digital use of Norwegian can tell us about Norwegian as a second language in family communication.

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