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Nakamura, Janice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examines the challenges of minority language transmission in exogamous families in a society where linguistic and cultural homogeneity still prevails. Specifically, it investigates the macro and micro ideological influences that lead multilingual migrant mothers in Japan to speak Japanese to their children. Interview data with six Thai…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Ideology, Influences, Multilingualism
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Doerr, Neriko Musha; Kumagai, Yuri – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
"Heritage language speaker" is a relatively new term to denote minority language speakers who grew up in a household where the language was used or those who have a family, ancestral, or racial connection to the minority language. In research on heritage language speakers, overlap between these 2 definitions is often assumed--that is,…
Descriptors: Blacks, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Race
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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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Oda, Masaki – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
In an article on English and national identity, Spring gives a historical survey of the role of English and its relation to Japanese national identity. Although English was discouraged during World War II, as it was considered the language of enemy, it was again "made an important academic language and in 1956 was included in entrance…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Secondary Schools, Nationalism, War