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Chowdhury, Farzana Yesmen; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The study of family language policy has emerged as a significant domain for multilingual development, language maintenance and cultural continuity. Family Language Policy seeks to connect the studies of child language acquisition with the field of language policy research in its approach to understand language maintenance and shift among different…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Oriyama, Kaya – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Maintaining children's heritage language (HL) is a challenging task for linguistic minorities around the world. While many Japanese heritage children in Sydney attend weekend HL schools, they typically discontinue attendance before, or during, secondary school. To date, no longitudinal study has investigated what happens to their HL maintenance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Language Maintenance, Japanese, Heritage Education
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Pennycook, Alastair; Otsuji, Emi – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Drawing on data recorded in two city markets, this article analyzes the language practices of workers and customers as they go about their daily business, with a particular focus on the ways in which linguistic resources, everyday tasks, and social spaces are intertwined in producing metrolingua francas. The aim of the article is to come to a…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Multilingualism, Language Usage, Second Languages
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Ramos, Francisco; Krashen, Stephen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly mentioned that immigrants to the United States should do what he did to acquire English: Avoid using their first languages and speak, listen to, and read a vast amount of materials in English--a combination he referred to as "immersion." Yet, Schwarzenegger's real path to successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Public Officials, Native Language
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Luke, Allan; Luke, Carmen; Graham, Phil – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
This article explores the impacts of economic and cultural globalization on language and language education. It acknowledges the spread of English and the negative impacts of this upon other languages and language communities. The case is made that new conditions of economic dominance by multinational corporations raise the stakes for schooling…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Language Role, Global Approach, Corporations