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Gardin, Matias; Gritter, Kris – Cogent Education, 2016
Based on small case-study illustrations from a variety of European countries, this study aims to explore methodological aspects of the study of curriculum history by expanding its traditional research scope. In so doing, it is argued that sociolinguistic issues are essential to this discussion. The main argument is that sociolinguistics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Educational History, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Adetunji, Akinbiyi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although much research has gone into the sociolinguistics of the linguistic landscape (space for and language of public signs) in the "peripheral," non-native contexts of English Language use and users, none has been specifically devoted to a Nigerian context. This dissertation is intended to fill this wide gap. Focusing on the Ibadan…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Velázquez, Isabel – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2013
This article presents the results of an analysis of student perceptions about speakers of Spanish in the United States before and after participation in a university course on U.S. Spanish that incorporates a hands-on research component. Three arguments are made here: That these perceptions influence their day-to-day relationship with bilingual…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Theory, Bilingualism
Al Masaeed, Khaled – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This sociolinguistic study examines the functions and motivations of code-switching, which is used here to mean the use of more than one language in the same conversation. The conversations studied here take place in a very particular context: one-on-one speaking sessions in a study abroad program in Morocco where English is the L1 and Arabic the…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English, Code Switching (Language), Sociolinguistics
Rana Risso, Rocio – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation presents a variationist sociolinguistic study of the variable placement of subject personal pronouns before or after verbs in Spanish in New York City (e.g. "ella canta"; "canta ella", both "she sings"). It pursues a line of inquiry that partially replicates recent work by Otheguy & Zentella…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Language Usage, Sociolinguistics, Form Classes (Languages)
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Molina-Naar, José – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
The sociopolitical, sociocultural, and sociolinguistic issues many Latino immigrants face as they embark on the process of adjusting to American society have been depicted by many Hispanic American writers in the United States. Julia Álvarez's "How the García Girls Lost Their Accents" attempts to raise awareness of these issues through…
Descriptors: Novels, Latin Americans, Consciousness Raising, Sociolinguistics
Long, Avizia Yim – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Much of what is known about the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in second language Spanish is based on studies of English-speaking learners. This body of research has demonstrated common pathways in the acquisition of multiple variable structures, as well as how second language learners come to use (or not) Spanish in linguistically and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Korean, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics
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Hlavac, Jim – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2013
This paper presents profiles of eight multilinguals and examines the circumstances that determine their continued use, in addition to English, of at least two of their "home" languages. I attempt to identify in which domains this occurs, whether there are established patterns of domain-specific language use and whether these patterns are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Social Networks, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Debora, Irene – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Young Learners have less reinforcement to speak with others. One of the causes is the trend of formal or clumsy learning setting in emphasizing the speaking proficiency. Speaking based on the culture context also contribute them in increasing their motivation to express their ideas. "Casual style" as one of the language variations gives…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation
Olaoye, Anthony Ayodele – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2013
Language, whether indigenous or foreign, is a marker of identity. The language that a man speaks, the names he bears, the songs he sings, the tribal marks on his cheeks, his country's national anthem, coat of arms and national flags are symbols of personal and national identity. Language education policy, which shapes a man's global and local view…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language Planning, Educational Policy, Native Language
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Bérubé, Daniel; Marinova-Todd, Stefka H. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
The classroom demographics in French immersion (FI) programs across Canada are changing: There are a growing number of multilingual students who are learning English as a second language (L2) and French as a third language (L3). However, little is known about the development of French language proficiency and reading skills of multilingual…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Multiple Regression Analysis, Reading Comprehension, French
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Muniandy, Mohan K.; Nair, Gopala Krishnan Sekharan; Shanmugam, Shashi Kumar Krishnan; Ahmad, Irma; Noor, Norashikin Binte Mohamed – English Language Teaching, 2010
This paper aims to highlight the importance of teaching sociolinguistic competence to ESL learners in Malaysian schools. Sociolinguistic competence is the knowledge of socio cultural rules of language and of discourse. This type of competence requires an understanding of the socio context in which language is used. It is proposed that carefully…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Competence, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Parks, Elizabeth; Parks, Jason – Sign Language Studies, 2010
A sociolinguistic survey of the sign language used by the deaf communities of Peru was conducted in November and December of 2007. For eight weeks, our survey team visited six deaf communities in the cities of Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Iquitos. Using sociolinguistic questionnaires and recorded text testing (RTT) tools, we…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Sociolinguistics
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da Silva, Emanuel – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2012
This critical sociolinguistic paper adopts a materialist view of how multiple languages and identities are negotiated in an effort to re-examine multilingualism and why people invest in certain sociolinguistic practices. The focus is on the social and linguistic resources and performances of Portuguese-Canadian youth in student cultural…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Violence, Sociolinguistics, Clubs
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Androutsopoulos, Jannis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
This paper examines representations of sociolinguistic difference in a German "ethnic comedy" as a means to contribute to a framework for the sociolinguistic study of film. Three levels of analysis of sociolinguistic difference in film are distinguished: repertoire analysis reconstructs the entirety of codes used in a film and their…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Films, German, Ethnicity
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