Youth from Montreal Island

Youth from Montreal Island

Youth from Montreal Island

Youth from Montreal Islands

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Référence bibliographique [10777]

Gérin-Lajoie, Diane et Lenouvel, Christine. 2011. «Youth from Montreal Island». Dans Youth, Language, and Identity : Portraits of Students from English-Speaking High Schools in the Montreal Area , sous la dir. de Diane Gérin-Lajoie, p. 111-166. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Chapters 4 and 5 contain identity portraits of the youth who participated in the ethnographic study.» (p. 77)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«What kind of rapport to identity do these young people develop? Do they perceive themselves as having an Anglophone identity, a Francophone identity, a bilingual identity, etc.? With which ethnic groups do these young people identify most strongly?» (p. 3)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The study was conducted in two high schools in two different English-language school boards in the Montreal area.» (p. 8) Five students took part in the study at School B.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«The presentation of youth portraits continues in Chapter 5 with the students who participated in the ethnographic study at School B, which is located on Montreal Island. As mentioned in Chapter 2, School B is in a predominantly Francophone neighbourhood that has always attracted large numbers of students of Italian descent. In recent years, students from other parts of Montreal, as well as a few students from other ethnic backgrounds, have also enrolled at School B. Five participants completed the ethnographic study at School B: Mary, Fang, Taylor, Vince, and Gordon. In the following pages, they talk about their experiences as members of a linguistic minority.» (p. 111) For each student, a conclusion is drawn that takes into account the influence of family (as well as school and friends) on the development of their linguistic and cultural identity.