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Hassemer, Jonas – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
In this paper, I analyse the narrative positioning in two semi-structured interviews with volunteer interpreters in a counselling centre for refugees run by an NGO in Vienna, complemented by ethnographic descriptions of volunteer work in the counselling centre drawn from long-term participant observation. As a substantial part of the volunteers…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Refugees, Translation, Counseling Services
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Pérez-Milans, Miguel – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This article discusses Volume 17 (1) where the editors (Garrido and Sabaté-Dalmau) push for a sociolinguistic, discourse-analytic and linguistic anthropological agenda in the study of transnational trajectories of multilingual workers and emergent entrepreneurial selves. I review this lens as suitable to document how language both mediates and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis
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Flubacher, Mi-Cha – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Based on ethnographic observations in a programme on job search training in Fribourg, Switzerland, I discuss the regimentation that is expected from job seekers on how to 'sell the self' in the labour market, i.e. on how to successfully manage a job interview. I will show how in attempting to narratively package their trajectories, the coaches'…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Self Concept, Employment Interviews, Nonverbal Communication
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Kraft, Kamilla – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This paper offers an ethnographic case study of Tomasz, a Polish construction worker, and his professional trajectory as well as daily work life on Norwegian construction sites. The study is based on observations, interviews, and recordings of Tomasz's daily workplace activities and interactions. The Norwegian construction industry is…
Descriptors: Polish, Ethnography, Case Studies, Norwegian
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Sabaté-Dalmau, Maria – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Under the conditions of the globalized new economy, European universities have become profit-making institutions. They envision students as mobile workers-to-be whose employability chances depend on self-enterprising and on self-responsibilization for foreign-language command, and they now compete in the educational marketplace by targeting them…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Life Style, Universities, Occupational Mobility
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Garrido, Maria Rosa – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This article analyses the discursive construction of mobile, multilingual humanitarian workers at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from a critical sociolinguistic perspective. In the light of fluctuating linguistic requirements and needs, I focus on the trajectories of ICRC delegates as a window onto the different values…
Descriptors: Social Values, Multilingualism, World Problems, Language Usage
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Tang, Hoa K. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Although Singapore, a linguistically and ethnically diverse city-state, uses four official languages, namely Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English, which are supposed to enjoy equal status, there appears to be a pecking order to these languages. English seems to be the dominant language when taking into consideration the bilingual education policy,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multilingualism, Official Languages, Indonesian Languages
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Duarte, Joana – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
In the context of multilingual education, translanguaging has been put forward as a means of including several languages in education. However, teachers often assess translanguaging-based approaches as being too vague and idealist. This study discusses data from two settings (Luxembourg and Netherlands) in which teachers working in design-based…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Han, Yanmei – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This study examines the language practices of Chinese visiting scholars on WeChat and explores the representational meanings of their translanguaging practices. An ethnographic approach combining with systematic observation, WeChat screenshot data and interviews with Chinese visiting scholars is adopted to get hold of the richness of situated…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Multilingualism, Second Languages, Semiotics
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Karam, Fares J.; Warren, Amber; Kibler, Amanda K.; Shweiry, Zinnia – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
After the end of the civil war in 1990, a major reconstruction effort was underway in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. With reconstruction came significant changes to the city's landscape and identity. Adopting a linguistic landscape (LL) lens, this study aims at better understanding these changes by asking what languages are used on the store…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Languages, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Altherr Flores, Jenna Ann; Hou, Dongchen; Diao, Wenhao – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
English is often assumed to be the national language in the US and the global language in the world; yet such views fail to address the complex linguistic repertoires of people living in linguistically heterogeneous places even within the US. Spotlighting a southwestern US border town, we provide a critique of both nation-state-language ideology,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Official Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ting, Su-Hie; Then, David Chen-On; Ong, Oliver Guan-Bee – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
The study examined code-switching in retail encounters involving sales personnel of cars, credit cards, beauty products, and food products with a Chinese customer. Altogether 27 retail encounters were audio-taped and transcribed. Analysis of the 14,944-word corpus was conducted using Gumperz's [(1982). "Discourse strategies." Cambridge:…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Consumer Science, Reputation, Foreign Countries
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Portolés, Laura; Martí, Otilia – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Teacher training programmes have often ignored the new multilingual paradigm and, consequently, educators may hold some misconceptions about how additional languages are learnt and should be taught in multilingual contexts. A number of recent studies have investigated language teachers' beliefs regarding multilingual education [Arocena-Egaña, E.,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Beliefs, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Schroedler, Tobias – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This paper describes and discusses findings from an explorative study on multilingualism among university staff. In a project conducted in the University of Hamburg, 661 members of staff in administrative and technical roles have participated in a survey on their multilingual repertoires, on the usage of different languages as well as multilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Administrator Attitudes, Universities
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Järlehed, Johan – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2019
This paper draws on a multimodal notion of metrolingualism to discuss playful T-shirt displays of Galician and Basque language, culture and identity. They invite the audience to reflect on notions of Galicianness and Basqueness by mixing localising resources such as minority language and cultural heritage with globalised resources of fluidity,…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Language Usage, Play, Clothing
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