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Joseph, Michael; Ramani, Esther – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article interrogates the notion of "glocalization" (Moja, 2004, based on Castells, 2001) as a concept that seeks to integrate the local and the global to address both the need for social justice and the need to participate in a global market economy. The article argues that the relation between the global and the local cannot be…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Languages, Free Enterprise System, Bilingualism
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; Swinehart, Karl F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Within discourses of language endangerment, life stages such as child language acquisition, adolescent language shift, and the death of community elders figure prominently, but what of the role of other, intermediate life stages during adulthood and professional life in the course of language obsolescence or revitalization? Drawing from long-term…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Bilingual Education, Child Language
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Bale, Jeffrey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article presents an overview of the Arabic language in the United States. Drawing on archival research and statistical analysis, the article is divided into 4 major sections. The first discusses the history of immigration from the Arab world to the United States, as well as past efforts at Arabic language maintenance. The article continues…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Immigration
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Andrade, Maureen Snow – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
Higher education institutions in the United States recognize the economic and educational benefits of international students. Although non-native English speakers (NNES) submit evidence of English language proficiency for admission purposes, many struggle with the demands of English. This study draws on qualitative and quantitative data to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Educational Benefits, Social Adjustment
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Makalela, Leketi – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study investigated degrees of mutual intelligibility among 3 structurally related languages in South Africa: Sepedi, Sesotho, and Setswana. To compare reading proficiency of mother-tongue speakers who enrolled for freshman courses at the University of Limpopo, 4 reading experimental conditions, in the 3 languages and 1 in a harmonized text,…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Language Variation, Mutual Intelligibility
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Simon-Maeda, Andrea – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This report is part of a larger, 2-year ethnography of bi- and multilingual speakers in Japan. On the basis of audio and videotape recordings of discussions among international students in a Japanese university, this study examines participants' deployment of different conversational resources to understand and talk about marginalizing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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