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Catalano, Theresa; Shende, Madhur; Suh, Emily K. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Globalisation and increased transnational migration underscore the need for educational responses to multilingualism and multilingual discourses. One way to heighten awareness of multilingual pedagogies (while simultaneously providing data for multilingual research) is the use of reflective language study and journaling by language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Diaries, Observation
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Hopf, Suzanne C.; McLeod, Sharynne; McDonagh, Sarah H. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This study explored linguistic multi-competence in Fiji students and their conversational partners through a description of linguistic diversity in one school community. Students' caregivers (n = 75), teachers (n = 25) and year 4 students (n = 40) in an urban school of Fiji completed paper-based questionnaires regarding: 75 students, 75 mothers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Marshall, Steve; Moore, Danièle – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Today, scholars and students face an array of lingualisms: bilingualism, multilingualism, polylingualism, metrolingualism plurilingualism, codeswitching, codemeshing, and translanguaging, among others. Plurilingualism can be understood as the study of individuals' repertoires and agency in several languages, in different contexts, in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Misconceptions, Criticism
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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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Ndebele, Hloniphani – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Within the discourse of language planning and policy, there is an increasing realisation of the strategic role of information and communication technologies in the promotion of indigenous African languages. The article discusses the strategic role that social software, in particular blogs and wiki, can and should play in the development of African…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Information Technology, Computer Software
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Gross, Barbara; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Cook argued that the learning of a new language leads to a state of multi-competence, with the learner's mind changing in ways that go beyond the linguistic realm. The present study follows Dewaele's suggestion that multilingualism is linked to both cognitive and psychological changes. It explores one particular under-researched relationship,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Correlation, Bilingualism, Multidimensional Scaling
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Gwee, Susan; Saravanan, Vanithamani – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Research literature has shown that teachers code-switched to a language which is not the medium of instruction to help students understand subject matter and establish interpersonal relations with them. However, little is known about the extent to which teachers code-switch in content subject classrooms compared to language classrooms. Using…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Language of Instruction, Student Diversity
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Kordt, Birgit – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This article argues that the concept of affordances as put forward by James J. Gibson can make a major contribution to our understanding of multilingualism. It can throw some light on multilingualism in general as well as on specific aspects like successful and unsuccessful transfer, the challenges involved in teaching for multilingualism,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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Stavans, Anat; Webman Shafran, Ronit – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This study investigated the mode of directness of requests and refusals and the background variables that explain this production in two trilingual populations in Israel (i.e. native speakers of Arabic for whom English is an L3, and Hebrew, an L2, and native speakers of Hebrew for whom English is an L2 and another language is their L3). Data were…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages
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Gooskens, Charlotte; van Heuven, Vincent J.; Golubovic, Jelena; Schüppert, Anja; Swarte, Femke; Voigt, Stefanie – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
By means of a large-scale web-based investigation, we established the degree of mutual intelligibility of 16 closely related spoken languages within the Germanic, Slavic and Romance language families in Europe. We first present the results of a selection of 1833 listeners representing the mutual intelligibility between young, educated Europeans…
Descriptors: Mutual Intelligibility, Language Classification, Language Tests, Second Languages
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Dahm, Rebecca; De Angelis, Gessica – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
The present study examines the multilingual benefit in relation to language learning and mathematical learning. The objective is to assess whether speakers of three or more languages, depending on language profile and personal histories, show significant advantages in language learning and/or mathematical learning, and whether mother tongue…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, French, Literacy
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Phuntsog, Nawang – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
The role of the mother tongue-based schooling of Tibetan children has been debated passionately in the Tibetan Diaspora since 1985. Dharamsala, India, the seat of the Tibetan Diaspora, is the research site. Tibetan children are instructed in all school subjects in the Tibetan language up until 6th grade at which time the language of instruction is…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Sino Tibetan Languages, Classroom Techniques
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Dmitrenko, Violetta – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
The main goal consisted in identifying and bringing together strategies of multilinguals as a particular learner group. Therefore, research was placed in the intersection of the three fields: language learning strategies (LLS), third language acquisition (TLA), and the didactics of plurilingualism. First, the paper synthesises the major findings…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
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Santos, Alaitz; Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
The present paper reports a study on communicative anxiety of two groups of adult users. The paper aims at exploring the communicative anxiety of multilingual speakers and at analysing the communicative anxiety in second and third languages. This study includes 532 participants who were divided in two groups according their L1. One group of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Focus Groups, Spanish
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Liu, Jie; Edwards, Viv – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
Attention to trilingual education programmes in China has tended to focus on basic education; there had been little attention to date on the higher education sector. This paper will attempt to bridge this gap by exploring a Yi-English-Chinese trilingual education programme through case studies of three Yi students, using the "River of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Higher Education, Case Studies
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