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Deconinck, Julie and Luk Van Mensel. 2019. Language learning motivation and projected desire: an interview study with parents of young language learners. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 22 (5) : 535–550.
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Predicated upon in-depth interviews on language and identity with nine parents of diverse linguistic and social backcloths in Brussels (Belgium), the data unveil that these parents often had lively mental images of what their multilingual children could attain in the future (in contrast to their own ‘monolingual’ feats).