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The role of Lingála spoken by Kinshasa chemistry teachers in the elaboration of specialized discourses

Bienvenu Sene Mongaba UGent (2012) 43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics, Proceedings.
abstract
In Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, French is used as the language of instruction and Lingála as the default language of daily communication. However, students have a poor command of French. As shown elsewhere (Sene Mongaba 2011), now, in Kinshasa classrooms, there is a diglossic situation concerns the allocation of didactic functions of the same course between French and Lingála. French plays the role of written language (the course notes) and Lingála plays the role of oral language (the explanation of those course notes). The paper focuses on the characterization of the Lingála spoken by chemistry teachers. The discourse analyzed here was produced by teachers in the context of interviews (oral discourse) concerning the teaching of chemistry (specialized discourse). Our corpus-based work was conducted as follows: First, 22 teachers were interviewed on some chemistry topics (chemical reaction, chemical bond, chemical equation, solvent, solute and solution). The interviews were recorded and then a corpus was constituted from the transcripts of the recordings. The analysis of the answers allowed us to characterize the teachers’ code-switcing in the context of elicitation.
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submitted
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keyword
elicitation, terminology, chemistry, specialized discourse, Congo, Lingala, code-switcing
in
43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics, Proceedings
pages
13 pages
conference name
43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics (ACAL - 2012)
conference location
New Orleans, LA, USA
conference start
2012-03-15
conference end
2012-03-17
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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3037218
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3037218
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2012-10-29 18:52:44
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2013-01-09 10:47:15
@inproceedings{3037218,
  abstract     = {In Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, French is used as the language of instruction and Ling{\'a}la as the default language of daily communication. However, students have a poor command of French. As shown elsewhere (Sene Mongaba 2011), now, in Kinshasa classrooms, there is a diglossic situation concerns the allocation of didactic functions of the same course between French and Ling{\'a}la. French plays the role of written language (the course notes) and Ling{\'a}la plays the role of oral language (the explanation of those course notes). The paper focuses on the characterization of the Ling{\'a}la spoken by chemistry teachers. The discourse analyzed here was produced by teachers in the context of interviews (oral discourse) concerning the teaching of chemistry (specialized discourse). Our corpus-based work was conducted as follows: First, 22 teachers were interviewed on some chemistry topics (chemical reaction, chemical bond, chemical equation, solvent, solute and solution). The interviews were recorded and then a corpus was constituted from the transcripts of the recordings. The analysis of the answers allowed us to characterize the teachers{\textquoteright} code-switcing in the context of elicitation.},
  author       = {Sene Mongaba, Bienvenu},
  booktitle    = {43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {elicitation,terminology,chemistry,specialized discourse,Congo,Lingala,code-switcing},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {New Orleans, LA, USA},
  pages        = {13},
  title        = {The role of Ling{\'a}la spoken by Kinshasa chemistry teachers in the elaboration of specialized discourses},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Sene Mongaba, Bienvenu. 2012. “The Role of Lingála Spoken by Kinshasa Chemistry Teachers in the Elaboration of Specialized Discourses.” In 43rd Annual Conference of African Linguistics, Proceedings.
APA
Sene Mongaba, B. (2012). The role of Lingála spoken by Kinshasa chemistry teachers in the elaboration of specialized discourses. 43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics, Proceedings. Presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics (ACAL - 2012).
Vancouver
1.
Sene Mongaba B. The role of Lingála spoken by Kinshasa chemistry teachers in the elaboration of specialized discourses. 43rd Annual Conference of African linguistics, Proceedings. 2012.
MLA
Sene Mongaba, Bienvenu. “The Role of Lingála Spoken by Kinshasa Chemistry Teachers in the Elaboration of Specialized Discourses.” 43rd Annual Conference of African Linguistics, Proceedings. 2012. Print.