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Song, Juyoung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores writing in Korean as an additional language in the United States and South Korea, focusing on learners' perceptions, attitudes, and informal writing practices outside the class. As sociolinguistic characteristics of a language such as the status and tradition of writing affect learners' views and practices, this study includes…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Korean, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann; Calo, Stephanie; Venegas Escobar, Salvador – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study qualitatively investigated students from a Mexican university and a U.S. university and how their intercultural competence (IC), the ability to appropriately and effectively communicate with others from countries and cultures other than one's own, was affected by a five-week telecollaborative exchange. To examine the ways in which…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Research acknowledges the value of youths reading books that represent their lives and cultures, yet there is a growing need to better understand how youths of understudied groups respond to multicultural stories. This single-case study of a multilingual refugee adolescent from Burma (Myanmar) investigates how she draws from her lived experiences…
Descriptors: Books, Adolescents, Refugees, Reader Response
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Bale, Jeffrey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article presents an overview of the Arabic language in the United States. Drawing on archival research and statistical analysis, the article is divided into 4 major sections. The first discusses the history of immigration from the Arab world to the United States, as well as past efforts at Arabic language maintenance. The article continues…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Immigration
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Nino-Murcia, Mercedes; Godenzzi, Juan Carlos; Rothman, Jason – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This article argues that two movements in constant interplay operate within the historical trajectory of the Spanish language: the localization that becomes globalized and the globalization that becomes localized. Equally, this article illustrates how, at the same time that Spanish is expanding in the world, new idiosyncratic and localized forms…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Global Approach, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Mar-Molinero, Clare – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This article seeks to situate Spanish as a global language by exploring both the top-down institutional processes that promote it and the bottom-up grassroots actions that are also increasingly important in the spread and maintenance of global Spanish. This article argues that one of the most important influences now in the explosion of Spanish…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Global Approach, Spanish Speaking, Public Policy
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del Valle, Jose – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
In this article, the author analyzes the policies that since the early 1990s have actively promoted the status of Spanish both as an international and global language. The focus is on the actions and discourses of Spain's primary language policy agencies, namely, the Cervantes Institute and the Spanish Royal Academy. Although the Institute has…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Nationalism, Linguistics, Foreign Countries