Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Thesen, Lucia en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bangeni, Abongwe en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T18:02:32Z
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dc.date.issued 2001 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bangeni, A. 2001. Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13876
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 72-75. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the extent to which language and genre can be used to facilitate access for a group of first year students who have English as an additional language in the Humanities at the University of Cape Town enrolled in a foundation course. The use of the genre of the praise poem in the curriculum is used as a case study to address how the cultural capital that this group of students bring with them can be validated, the main aim being to facilitate access to the curriculum. In exploring students' attitudes to language and genre, data were collected mainly through the use of two questionnaires and interviews, where a qualitative analysis was done by drawing up the main themes which emerged and exploring the implications of these themes for the research question. The questionnaires aimed at identifying students' language preferences for academic writing (the choice being between their respective primary languages and English). The second questionnaire addresses the genre issue more closely by extending the question to include students' attitudes towards praise poetry while the first questionnaire asks about language preference in general. The second part of the research process deals with interviews, which I conducted with three of the students. The interviews were conducted with the aim of addressing the issues that emerged from the questionnaires; issues that I felt needed to be explored further in an interview context. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Applied Language en_ZA
dc.title Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Applied Language and Literacy Studies and Services in Africa en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bangeni, A. (2001). <i>Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Applied Language and Literacy Studies and Services in Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bangeni, Abongwe. <i>"Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Applied Language and Literacy Studies and Services in Africa, 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bangeni A. Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Applied Language and Literacy Studies and Services in Africa, 2001 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bangeni, Abongwe AB - This dissertation explores the extent to which language and genre can be used to facilitate access for a group of first year students who have English as an additional language in the Humanities at the University of Cape Town enrolled in a foundation course. The use of the genre of the praise poem in the curriculum is used as a case study to address how the cultural capital that this group of students bring with them can be validated, the main aim being to facilitate access to the curriculum. In exploring students' attitudes to language and genre, data were collected mainly through the use of two questionnaires and interviews, where a qualitative analysis was done by drawing up the main themes which emerged and exploring the implications of these themes for the research question. The questionnaires aimed at identifying students' language preferences for academic writing (the choice being between their respective primary languages and English). The second questionnaire addresses the genre issue more closely by extending the question to include students' attitudes towards praise poetry while the first questionnaire asks about language preference in general. The second part of the research process deals with interviews, which I conducted with three of the students. The interviews were conducted with the aim of addressing the issues that emerged from the questionnaires; issues that I felt needed to be explored further in an interview context. DA - 2001 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2001 T1 - Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT TI - Language attitudes, genre and culture capital : a case study of EAL students' access to a foundation course in the Humanities at UCT UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13876 ER - en_ZA


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