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Gharibi, Khadij; Seals, Corinne – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The present study investigates immigrant parents' family language policies in regards to their children's heritage language development and maintenance by utilizing Spolsky's theoretical model on which research on family language policy (FLP) considerably draw. Following the three core components of the FLP model, Iranian parents' beliefs,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Language Attitudes
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Karimzad, Farzad; Sibgatullina, Gulnaz – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Adopting an online ethnographic approach, we examine the linguistic/semiotic practices and ideologies of "purism" among Tatar and Iranian Azerbaijani Facebook users. We argue that purification practices can be understood as identity work, the outcome of which is often not an etymologically "purer" language but a (perceived)…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnography, Semiotics, Turkic Languages
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Kheirkhah, Mina; Cekaite, Asta – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the siblings' contribution to shaping the language practices and language environment of immigrant families. The data consist of interviews, observations, and video recordings of everyday family interactions and sibling play in five Iranian families residing in Sweden. Detailed interaction analyses show that siblings…
Descriptors: Siblings, Language Usage, Immigrants, Family Environment