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Codó, Eva and Andrea Sunyol. 2019. ‘A plus for our students’: the construction of Mandarin Chinese as an elite language in an international school in Barcelona. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 40 (5) : 436–452.
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Language as a subject
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This study explores Mandarin's institutionalisation in an elite school in Barcelona, rebranded as ‘international’ in 2008 due to stationary entry rates. Chinese has been very useful for the re-elitisation via multilingualisation/internationalisation and types the school ardor to always seek for novel distinction and academic eminence sources.