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Thompson, Amy S.; Khawaja, Anastasia J. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
As part of a larger study on individual differences and language learning in Turkey, this study explores the relationship between foreign language anxiety and two operationalisations of multilingualism: any experience with a third language and Perceived Positive Language Interaction; it also illuminates connections among the aforementioned…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Profiles
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Kim, Dohun; Koh, Taejin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The transition to student-centred learning, advances in teleconferencing tools, and active international student exchange programmes have stimulated tandem learning in many parts of the world. This pedagogical model is based on a mutual language exchange between tandem partners, where each student is a native speaker in the language the…
Descriptors: Translation, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Borrell Carreras, Helena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores the translation of non-canonised literature from a minority culture (Catalan) into a hegemonic culture (Spanish). In particular, it focuses on the ideological and sociocultural factors which lead the translator to purge the translation of idiosyncratic elements pertaining to the source culture. The aim is to show that the…
Descriptors: Translation, Spanish, Romance Languages, Cultural Traits
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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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Puigdevall, Maite; Walsh, John; Amorrortu, Estibaliz; Ortega, Ane – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In this paper, we study the phenomenon of linguistic mudes or transformations in linguistic practices, in the case of highly proficient speakers of Irish, Basque and Catalan and we investigate the extent to which speakers in the three contexts share ideologies and experiences related to the process. Such an investigation will deepen understanding…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Irish, Sociolinguistics, Ideology
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Halupka-Rešetar, Sabina; Kneževic, Ljiljana; Topalov, Jagoda – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The paper investigates the concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) in the context of tertiary education in Serbia with a twofold aim: (a) to assess the level of students' WTC, both generally and in relation to each of the four language skills, both inside the classroom and outside of it; (b) to explore the extent to which orientation towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Caglitutuncigil, Tulay – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
It is generally taken for granted that teaching the language of the region to newcomers will prevent social stratification and will enable them to participate in the society and economy. Nevertheless, there are significant drawbacks with regard to the coordination of these language classrooms. This article will problematise the fact that these…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Social Integration, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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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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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Van Laere, Evelien; Rosiers, Kirsten; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef; van Braak, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Computer-based learning environments (CBLEs) have the potential to integrate the linguistic diversity present in classrooms as a resourceful tool in pupils' learning process. Particularly for pupils who speak a language at home other than the language which is used at school, more understanding is needed on how CBLEs offering multilingual content…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Language Usage
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de Carlos, Pablo; Alén, Elisa; Pérez-González, Ana; Figueroa, Beatriz – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In most service activities, customer satisfaction depends largely on the direct interaction with service providers. In the case of tourism, this interaction often occurs between people from different countries and whose mother tongues are different. In this context, concepts such as cultural proximity, linguistic accommodation, expectations and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Language Attitudes, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Asgarian, Amir; Vefali, Gülsen Musayeva – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
Translation language learning strategies, especially in relation to translation students, have not received adequate attention in the research to date. Therefore, the present study attempted to explore Iranian translation students' use of translation strategies, related beliefs, and academic achievement. It was a survey study involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), English (Second Language)
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Li, Xiangdong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
With increasing arguments and evidence suggesting its benefits, First Language (L1) use (including translation exercise) is experiencing a resurrection in Second Language or Foreign Language (SL/FL) classrooms. One form of L1 use is composing comparable and parallel texts, which can be an important pedagogical resource but which has received…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Reaction, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Yan, Edith M. Y.; Fung, Irene Y. Y.; Liu, Lili; Huang, Xiaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This quantitative study investigated the extent and contexts of target language (TL) use in English language classrooms. Participants were 2,906 students from seven secondary schools and four universities in the more developed cities in southern China. They were put into five groups according to their educational stage and whether their content…
Descriptors: Surveys, Language Usage, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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