WP84 Voicing as an essential problem of communication: Language in education for Chinese immigrant children in globalisation

Dong & Dong
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This article explores voicing processes of identity construction among migrant children inside China and in the Dutch Chinese diaspora. It is focused on the education related experiences of Chinese immigrants. We present three examples from our ethnographic fieldwork conducted in China and in the Netherlands to instantiate a theoretical argument: voice is the effect of as well as the condition for communication and the whole process of communication is essentially a voicing process.