WP186 Language ideologies in the narrative practices of Latin American parents in the Catalan education system

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This paper discusses the circulation of language ideologies through narrative practices among Latin American parents in the secondary education system in Catalonia. Data from a 2011-2013 linguistic ethnography include observations made in the classroom and other spaces of the school, and narrative practices gathered from in-depth interviews with students and parents of Latin American backgrounds. The paper focuses on conversational narrative as an effective resource for gathering evaluative and moral stances amongst tellers, and narrative data are triangulated with observational and interactional information. Findings reveal, amongst other phenomena, the coexistence of a constellation of conflicting language ideologies about Catalan as the language of the school.