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Bangladesh is my Motherland: A case study of Bengali and English language development and use among a group of Bengali pupils in Britain

1 July 1992

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This paper is based on a term’s research undertaken for a Diploma in Education (with Special Reference to the Role of Language in Education). The author spent a term at a comprehensive school, working with Year 11 Bengali pupils (i.e. 15- to 16-year-olds) and interviewing groups about their use of Bengali and English.

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Rachel Warner