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Ishihara, Noriko; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
In this article, we investigate second/foreign language teachers' translingual identity development through a narrative approach to their life histories. While several studies have investigated how teachers' intercultural experiences shape their identity formation and pedagogies, we explore not only the impact of teachers' identity on their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, Language Teachers
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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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Sinatora, Francesco L. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article discusses the intersection of language choice, identity and online political activism in the context of the 2011 Syrian uprising by bringing together the notions of "entextualization" and "chronotopes." The data is drawn from a longitudinal analysis of two Syrian dissidents' Facebook pages between 2010 and 2012 as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Self Concept, Political Attitudes
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Gonçalves, Kellie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This study looks at the discursive construction and negotiation of hybrid identities within binational couples. I analyze conversations produced by Anglophones married to German-speaking Swiss residing in central Switzerland. I employ Bucholtz & Hall's sociocultural linguistic model (2004, 2005, 2010), which views identity as emergent in…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Self Concept, Language Usage, Form Classes (Languages)
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ONeill, Gary Thomas – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This ethnographic case study examines the factors that contribute to multilingual choices and the construction of identities in a linguistically diverse family within a linguistically diverse city, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Based on interviews with a female Emirati in her early thirties, the article examines this young woman's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This study presents an analysis of a Nepali comedian's dialect stylization in a stand-up comedy show performed for the diasporic Nepali community in Bochum, Germany. The analysis shows that through creative deployment of diverse linguistic practices of Nepali speakers, the comedian, Manoj Gajurel, engages in important identity work both in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Language Usage, Language Styles
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Vidal, Mónica – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Taking an interactional sociolinguistic approach, this study explores how multicultural and multilingual siblings interact with their Spanish grandfather and how, through the use of styling and stylization in these interactions, they negotiate and construct multicultural family identities. Using Tannen's power and solidarity framework, I analyze…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism, Spanish
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Archakis, Argiris – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
Drawing on Critical Discourse Analysis and, more specifically, on the relationship between the macro-level of dominant discourses and the micro-level of individual positionings, we examine the way linguistic identities are constructed by immigrant students of Albanian origin in Greece. We elaborate on two "competitive" discourses: the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multilingualism, Immigrants, Language Minorities
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Rezaei, Saeed; Tadayyon, Maedeh – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper reports on the diversity of languages displayed in the linguistic landscape of Julfa district, a largely Armenian dominated area, in the city of Isfahan in Iran. The data included a corpus of 323 photographs taken from the top-down and bottom-up signage in this quarter of the city. Ethnographic fieldwork was also conducted to reach a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Photography, Neighborhoods
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Ogiermann, Eva – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
The present study analyses bilingual conversations taking place in binational families living in the UK. The focus is on two Polish/English stepfamilies, where the Polish mothers' concern with preserving and developing their children's linguistic and cultural identity collides with the English partner's limited knowledge of Polish. While the paper…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Guidelines, Language Usage, Self Concept
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Higgins, Christina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This article discusses how stylization sheds light on the role of authenticity as an increasingly relevant concept in sociolinguistics. Building on research on style, crossing, and mock language use, the article demonstrates how multilingual stylization provides speakers with a wider range of resources for navigating and negotiating borders and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Styles, Ethnicity, Role
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Hassall, Timothy – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This is a study of two Australian learners of Indonesian during a short stay abroad. It examines their contrasting success in acquiring L2 address terms, in tandem with their contrasting experiences of the L2 culture setting. It thereby helps explain the persistent finding of great individual variation in L2 gains--and in particular pragmatic…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Cook, Haruko Minegishi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This paper explores how referent honorifics contribute to identity construction on a Japanese TV shopping channel program. Drawing on Ochs' twostep model of indexicality (1993, 1996) and Agah's proposal (1993) that honorifics are not directly linked to social status but index a "relative position within events of discursive interaction"…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Japanese, Foreign Countries, Television
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Vessey, Rachelle – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This paper discusses a language ideological debate that took place in Canadian national newspapers following the opening ceremonies for the 2011 Vancouver Olympics. Reports on the insufficient use of French during the opening ceremonies sparked protest from politicians, official commentators, citizens and online newsreaders alike. Previous…
Descriptors: French, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Newspapers
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Coluzzi, Paolo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
Lombard is one of the 12-15 non-recognized regional languages spoken in Italy. This article focuses on the new speakers of Lombard, i. e. people who have learned or are learning Lombard as a second language. Through an open questionnaire the author has probed into various aspects concerning these new speakers' competence and learning trajectories,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning
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