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ERIC Number: EJ1030265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
Intercomprehension between Romance Languages and the Role of English: A Study of Multilingual Chat Rooms
Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia
International Journal of Multilingualism, v11 n1 p120-137 2014
In this article, we focus on the role English plays in multilingual chat rooms in Romance Languages. We intend to demonstrate how English, even as forbidden language in this particular setting, is a mediation and a remediation tool. Our conclusions point out that: (1) English is an constructive resource in multilingual communication; (2) it has a positive impact on multilingual education; and (3) it participates in individuals' management of intercomprehension in Romance Languages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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