International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

English-Portuguese Bilingual Education in Brazil: An Analysis of the Main Themes in Research
Leonardo Lucena Parisi

This study aims to provide an overview of the themes related to bilingual education present in articles, dissertations, and theses published in the last eleven years in Brazil. For this paper, notions of bilingualism and bilingual education were mainly adopted from the works of Hamers and Blanc and GarcĂ­a. A survey was carried out on two different Brazilian government websites in order to collect samples of abstracts in the field of bilingual education and determine their themes. From a qualitative-interpretive paradigm, a thematic analysis was conducted as the main method of research.The main themes were identified from the abstracts and divided into six categories. The variety of themes showed the diversity of research in Brazil. Moreover, it was hypothesized that the number of studies related toEnglish-Portuguese bilingual education is likely to increase, especially in the field of language policy, due to a recently approved legislation.

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