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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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Van Mensel, Luk – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Scholars working on multilingualism within the family have often highlighted the dynamic nature of any single family's language policy, as well as the active role that both parents and children can play in the evolution of their family language policy and language practices. In this article, my aim is to revise the usefulness of two concepts,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Environment, Language Usage, Interaction
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Obojska, Maria Antonina; Purkarthofer, Judith – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This article examines, how agency is constructed by members of two transnational families living in Norway in biographically oriented interviews. We understand agency as realised on the intertwined levels of grammar and meta-agentive discourse. Reports of speakers' lived language experience and their experiences with family language policies are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Palviainen, Åsa; Bergroth, Mari – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Finland is officially a bilingual country but it is in practice multilingual. In the current study, we examined how mothers and fathers of mixed-language families linguistically identified themselves and others, and how ideological discourses and concepts historically and socially situated in Finland circulated through the parents' talk. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Self Concept, Finno Ugric Languages
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da Costa Cabral, Ildegrada – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper contributes to the growing field of family language policy by considering the life trajectories, language ideologies and linguistic investment of two transnational and multilingual families who have moved from Timor-Leste to the UK--to Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The paper draws on an ethnographic study conducted in Dungannon [da Costa…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Multilingualism, Language Usage, Family Relationship
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Coetzee, Frieda – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper explores family language policy as a conceptual framework for exploring the ideologies around swearing and children in a multilingual family environment. The case study revolves around two young male children born to adolescent mothers living in socio-economically marginalised neighbourhoods in Cape Town, South Africa. Whilst family…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Socialization, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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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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