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Marshall, Steve; Hayashi, Hisako; Yeung, Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
This article poses the following research question: How do multilingual students in higher education negotiate the "multi" in their multilingualism and multiliteracies? The article presents data from a qualitative study conducted with eight multilingual undergraduate university students in which the participants describe their complex…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Abdi, Klara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article draws on data from an ethnographic multiple-case study on the identity, positioning, and interactions of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) students in regular Canadian high school Spanish classes. Interview and classroom observational data are discursively analyzed to reveal the presence of a form of language ideology that equates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ideology, Literacy, Spanish Speaking
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Guardado, Martin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article offers a critical analysis of the language socialization of Spanish-speaking families in a Scout group in Metro Vancouver. Using tools of discourse analysis, the article examines the language use patterns of the participants, particularly focusing on the language ideologies to which they oriented themselves and the identities indexed…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Ideology, Socialization, Criticism
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Iqbal, Isabeau – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This qualitative study explores how francophone mothers describe barriers to and supports for maintaining their mother tongue. It focuses on the experiences of women who have the primary responsibility for teaching French to their pre-school-aged children. The findings, based on data collected in semi-structured interviews with women residing in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Official Languages, Mothers, Language Skill Attrition
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Guardado, Martin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Explores the loss and maintenance of Spanish in Hispanic children in Vancouver from the perspective of parents. Focuses on the experiences of Hispanic parents of children either developing bilingually (Spanish-English) or monolingually (English).(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans
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Dagenais, Diane; Day, Elaine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reports the case studies of three trilingual elementary school children in separate Vancouver (British Columbia) early French immersion classes, focusing on themes emerging from analysis related to the children's literacy practices and contexts for language learning, and the teachers' perceptions of these students and representations of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education
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Cumming, Alister – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Analysis of the needs of a group of Indo-Canadian women learning literacy in Vancouver suggests that the language of instruction should be based on literate language use, the status of minority and majority languages, gender roles, perceived needs, literacy and second-language proficiency, socioeconomic stability, and program supports. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Individual Needs, Language of Instruction