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Cantone, Katja F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The present position paper claims that language education policy in Europe regarding immigrant minority languages is far from reaching satisfactory results. Despite a tradition of language diversity and foreign language teaching, there are no general distinct policies on fostering and maintaining those languages that cannot be subsumed under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Language Minorities, Language Maintenance
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Solano-Flores, Guillermo; Chia, Magda; Kachchaf, Rachel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This paper is concerned with fair and valid testing. It reports on a long-term project aimed at creating visual accessibility resources in mathematics computer-administered test items in a large-scale assessment system. We discuss our experience designing and developing pop-up illustration glossaries (IGs) for second language learners (SLLs) --…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Accommodations, Glossaries
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Peer interactions are central to student experiences and present tremendous opportunities for language learning and consequences for educational equity, yet these opportunities have often been unrecognized and under-examined. This special issue offers new perspectives examining the potential of peer interaction to foster language, literacy and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Peer Relationship, Equal Education, Literacy Education
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Baugh, John – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Many African American students have been tested using speech pathology diagnostics that are ill suited to their distinctive linguistic circumstances. Slave descendants of African origin share a unique linguistic heritage in contrast and comparison to every other immigrant group residing within America. In an effort to overcome the legacy of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Discrimination, Diagnostic Tests, Speech Tests
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Macedo, Donaldo; Bartolomé, Lilia I. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
The authors of this article discuss the discriminatory practices through language in both multicultural and bilingual education. Bilingual education promotes academic instruction in the native language, to varying degrees, while multicultural education stresses the need to valorize and appreciate cultural differences as a process during which…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Native Language
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Warriner, Doris S.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Sociolinguists have made considerable headway in identifying and describing the relationship between mobility, linguistic resources, and forms of inequality. Despite such advances, however, we argue that it is as important as ever to continue to rethink what kinds of phenomena are analyzed, the distinctions and categories that might be imposed on…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ideology, Correlation, Classification
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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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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Benson, Carol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article describes how 16 Mozambican languages--and counting--have been brought into primary education in Mozambique through a 2002 curriculum reform, and how they are faring in light of tensions between general aspirations for dominant languages and public demand for bilingual education. Bilingual education based on learners' home languages,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Carreira, Maria M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In their study of language ideology, Valdes, Gonzalez, Lopez Garcia, and Marquez (2003) found evidence of a pervasive monolingualist ideology or "discourse of monolingualism" in college-level Spanish departments. This discourse, which mirrors national language ideologies in the United States, is premised on notions of nationalism, linguistic…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Ideology, Monolingualism, Language Role
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Garcia, Ofelia; Flores, Nelson; Chu, Haiwen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article challenges 20th century ways of conceptualizing bilingualism, arguing that they are no longer applicable to the linguistic heterogeneity of the 21st century. Using case studies of two small high schools in New York City, this article re-imagines the possibilities of bilingual education to more accurately reflect the realities of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Bilingualism
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Friedrich, Patricia; Matsuda, Aya – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
The goal of this article is to (re)define key terminology in the study of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Although the diverse perspectives and ideological standpoints represented in competing definitions of terms is appreciated, a critical conversation on definition and interpretation of ELF and other related concepts is crucial in providing a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Multilingualism
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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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Connor, Robert T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
Matched-guise experiments have passed their 40th year as a powerful attitudinal research tool, and they are becoming more relevant and useful as technology is applied to language research. Combining the specificity of conversation analysis with the generalizability of social psychology research, technological innovations allow the measurement of…
Descriptors: Animation, Research Tools, Computer Graphics, Language Research
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Nino-Murcia, Mercedes; Godenzzi, Juan Carlos; Rothman, Jason – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This article argues that two movements in constant interplay operate within the historical trajectory of the Spanish language: the localization that becomes globalized and the globalization that becomes localized. Equally, this article illustrates how, at the same time that Spanish is expanding in the world, new idiosyncratic and localized forms…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Global Approach, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Mar-Molinero, Clare – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This article seeks to situate Spanish as a global language by exploring both the top-down institutional processes that promote it and the bottom-up grassroots actions that are also increasingly important in the spread and maintenance of global Spanish. This article argues that one of the most important influences now in the explosion of Spanish…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Global Approach, Spanish Speaking, Public Policy
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