A Bilingual Newspaper: An Educational Tool to Empower the Family in the Ethiopian Community as a Basis for its Assimilation in Israeli Society

Lea Baratz, Roni Reingold, Hannah Abuhatzira

Abstract


The current paper analyzes unique educational texts written of bi-lingual called Nugget News. The analysis of the qualitative interpretive texts has helped to identify power and suppression foci influencing or forming the identity of the members of Ethiopian immigrant community inside the hegemonic environment of the Hebrew-speaking Israeli community. We refer to the concept of multiaccentuality (Wolloshinov, 1973), which defined within social contexts and it symbolizes the system of representations of signs amongst various classes. Within the framework of the social process to which the term is directed the social-cultural group chooses to attribute various accents from its cultural autonomic experience to a given sign. As a result, therefore, a single sign can be interpreted in various ways within the social-cultural classes and multiaccentuality attributed to it by various social groups expresses it as being “a class struggle arena”. The newspaper reflects the weakness of visibility while reality emphasizes the visibility.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v3i2.2709

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