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Introduction

Macleroy, Vicky and Anderson, Jim. 2016. Introduction. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1138795801 [Book Section]

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Stories take us into our own and other worlds. They appeal to people of all ages and across all cultures. They enable us to better understand the familiar, but also to make connections to the unknown. They engage our minds, but also our hearts. They can illuminate, but also challenge. And when we become authors of stories, we take a significant further step. We resist being defined by others and declare the legitimacy of a personal way of seeing and making sense of reality. Part of that way of seeing is conveyed in the language through which we choose to communicate and represent ourselves. When stories are created in different languages or combinations of languages, they often carry greater cultural authenticity. They also embody and give positive expression to plurilingual repertoires within individuals and societies providing a deeper literacy experience and a basis for greater intercultural respect and understanding.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies > Centre for Language, Culture and Learning

Dates:

DateEvent
10 March 2016Published

Item ID:

22832

Date Deposited:

25 Jan 2018 09:51

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2018 09:51

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22832

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