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ERIC Number: EJ930309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Multilingual Communication and Language Acquisition: New Research Directions
Canagarajah, A. Suresh; Wurr, Adrian J.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v11 n1 p1-15 Jan 2011
In this article, we outline the differences between a monolingual and multilingual orientation to language and language acquisition. The increasing contact between languages in the context of globalization motivates such a shift of paradigms. Multilingual communicative practices have remained vibrant in non-western communities for a long time. We draw from theorizations of such communication in these communities and connect them to ongoing empirical studies on negotiation strategies in lingua franca English interactions to develop the multilingual paradigm. We conclude by outlining the questions and issues that need further research in order to develop the multilingual orientation to language acquisition. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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