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Larrañaga, Nekane; Garcia, Iñaki; Azurmendi, Maria-Jose; Bourhis, Richard – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study analyses the influence of ethnic identity on the acculturation orientations of Basque undergraduates, towards groups in traditional contact (native Basques and native Spaniards) and towards recent immigrant groups. Five dimensions were used to measure the Basque and/or Spanish identities: linguistic, cultural, political, global, and the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Intergroup Relations, Acculturation
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Mokhtarnia, Shabnam; Ghafar-Samar, Reza – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study aimed at exploring the possible differences between Iranian English and non-English major students in terms of their attitude towards native English speakers and reported self-identity change. It also attempted to investigate the possible significant relationships between these two variables. The results of the independent-sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Sun, James Jian-Min; Hu, Ping; Ng, Sik Hung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
When China liberalised its economy and opened up to the (Western) world, it actively promoted the English language at schools and universities on a massive scale. This learn-English movement, riding on the back of English as the dominant international language, has powered English into China's education reforms. We outline the movement and discuss…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Xuesong; Zheng, Yongyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
There have been widespread concerns over the decline of modern languages and waning interest in learning languages other than English (LOTEs) around the world, thought to be partly due to recent political events including Brexit and Trump's aggressive isolationism in the United States. By contrast, governments in Greater China have energetically…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Modern Languages
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Lemrow, Erin Moira – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper considers the rapid demographic shifts in contemporary American society as they manifest themselves in today's classrooms in the United States. An effort to articulate these twenty-first-century student identities is highlighted in data from an ethnographic case study examining the literacy practices of one student of Filipino and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnography, Case Studies, Filipino Americans
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Lee, Ena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
While current conceptualisations of the inextricable connection between language and culture in English language education are largely informed by complex sociocultural theories that view culture as constructed in and through social practices among people, classroom practices continue to be influenced by mainstream discourses of culture that…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study examines Hong Kong major stakeholders' (secondary students, university students, teachers and professionals) perceptions of language variation, English language teaching (ELT) and language use in their everyday communication via a large-scale questionnaire survey (N = 1893). Based on principal components analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Guzzardo Tamargo, Rosa E.; Loureiro-Rodríguez, Verónica; Acar, Elif Fidan; Vélez Avilés, Jessica – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examines Puerto Rican bilinguals' attitudes towards five speech varieties (Spanish, English, Spanish with English lexical insertions, inter-sentential code-switching, and intra-sentential code-switching). While previous research on language attitudes in Puerto Rico has exclusively employed direct methods (i.e. interviews, surveys,…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Kataoka, Shin; Mochizuki, Takako – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Fluent speakers of a target language choosing to enrol in beginner-level courses at tertiary institutes could be considered unfair. In this paper, however, based on data obtained from in-depth qualitative interviews with 12 students at a Hong Kong university, we show that fluent speakers of Japanese -- a widely-spoken foreign language in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Pitts, Margaret Jane; Brooks, Catherine F. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Set within the context of a global pursuit towards the internationalisation of higher education, this paper critically examines student discourse in a globally connected classroom between learners in the USA and Singapore. It makes salient some of the cultural assumptions and tensions that undergird students' discourse in collaborative…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Jee, Min Jung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study investigated Korean heritage language (KHL) learners' foreign language classroom anxiety, reading anxiety and writing anxiety using the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) by Horwitz, Horwitz and Cope, the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS) by Saito, Garza and Horwitz and the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT) by…
Descriptors: Korean, Heritage Education, Anxiety, Correlation
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Yang, Miaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper examines Tibetan ethnicity by studying the language ideologies among Tibetan students and their persistent roles in shaping ethnic boundaries at a Minzu University (MU). MU attracts the highest achieving ethnic minority students throughout China and explicitly aims to turn them into patriotic minority cadres. Hosting extremely…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Patriotism
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Banda, Felix; Peck, Amiena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
We draw on Rampton's "Crossing: Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents" (2014. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge) notion of "crossing" to explore contestations in ethnolinguistic, cultural and racial affiliations at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a university built for "Coloureds" in apartheid South Africa, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism