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Despagne, Colette – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores how transnational students who go or return to Mexico understand the complexities of language, identity and schooling in their new context after having been raised and educated in the United States. The study used narrative networks and Blommaert's discourse analysis framework to analyze the narratives of twenty transnational…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
Simpson, Jane; Wigglesworth, Gillian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
The diversity of language in Australia in pre-invasion times is well attested, with at least 300 distinct languages being spoken along with many dialects. At that time, many Indigenous people were multilingual, often speaking at least four languages. Today many of these languages have been lost, with fewer than 15 being learned by children as a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Nonstandard Dialects, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
Amery, Rob – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
Following the invasion, or colonisation as some prefer to call it, Indigenous Australia has been characterised by plummeting populations, largely as a result of introduced diseases and the movement of peoples, following the theft of their lands and in response to colonial and subsequent Australian state and federal government policies. At times,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Languages, Ethnicity
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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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Brown, Kara D. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article explores policy and pedagogical pliability as strategies for perpetuating and protecting regional languages, like Võro, in the twenty-first century. The concept of pliability, as I develop it in this article, refers to the flexibility and adaptability of policies that are free from prescriptive and strict mandates. By examining this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Maintenance, Teaching Methods
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Jaffe, Alexandra – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article explores the carefully managed semiotic complex found in the Corsican village of Pigna with respect to the themes of pride and profit in the valuation of minority languages. This complex includes the careful coordination of color, graphics, the use of the Corsican language, as well as high-tech soundscaping of place through QR codes…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Color
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Perrino, Sabina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In this article, I explore how language revitalization initiatives are rescaled as part of a local, historical and sociocultural revitalization project in which ethnonationalist aspirations emerge in Northeastern Italy's Veneto region. Through an analysis of political emblems, textual artifacts, and speech participants' stories, I examine how the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Maintenance, Political Influences, History
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Sallabank, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a small, semi-autonomous archipelago in the English Channel. Although it is a British Crown dependency and part of the British Isles, it has its own parliament and does not belong to the United Kingdom or the European Union. This unusual geopolitical situation means that the nation-state has little relevance. It is…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Language Fluency, Foreign Countries
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Leone-Pizzighella, Andrea – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In Verona, Northern Italy, a music group is revalorizing a local "dialetto" ('dialect') by putting it to music. By both reviving hundred-year old songs and writing their own music and lyrics, they are widening the cultural reach that this language has and they are finding contemporary ways for people to engage with it. Unlike political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Innovation, Language Attitudes
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Revis, Melanie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This paper investigates child agency in Ethiopian and Colombian refugee families in New Zealand. Emerging scholarship has highlighted ways in which children's actions may influence family language policies. However, the existing descriptions are typically not embedded in a wider social theory, and have generally not included refugees. This study…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Refugees, Land Settlement
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Phuntsog, Nawang – Intercultural Education, 2019
Since the introduction of the Chinese colonial education system into Tibet in the 1960s, the Tibetan language has been caught in the crossfire. Because of Tibetan language's perceived strong relationship with national identity and its alleged separatist implications, the Chinese leadership has always maintained an uneasy and sceptical outlook on…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Foreign Countries, Sino Tibetan Languages, Self Concept
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Caballero, Gabriela; Carroll, Lucien; Mach, Kevin – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2019
This paper introduces "Kwaras" and "Namuti," two new tools for building, managing, accessing, and mobilizing ELAN-based language documentation corpora. Kwaras integrates WAV files, ELAN annotations, and document metadata into a web-based corpus, allowing immediate access to annotations and recordings. Namuti builds from Kwaras…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Documentation, Language Research, Users (Information)
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Lobel, Jason William; Surbano, Orlando Vertudez – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2019
Nearly half a century has passed since Philippine educator Teodoro Llamzon discovered the Remontado language, which would be introduced to the world in a master's thesis written by his student Pilar Santos. Although data from the wordlists they collected have been included in subsequent publications by several other authors, no one had revisited…
Descriptors: Documentation, Language Research, Word Lists, Language Maintenance
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Shulist, Sarah; Rice, Faun – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2019
This paper addresses the gaps between language documentation and language revitalization. It is intended for several audiences, including field linguists interested in supporting endangered language sustainability efforts and participants of all kinds in language revitalization courses, programs, and infrastructure. The authors contend that…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Maintenance, Documentation, Language Research
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