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Kwon, Jungmin; Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
Siblings play crucial roles in each other's cognitive and language development because they observe, imitate, and receive guidance and support from each other during their interactions. In this research, we examined trilingual siblings (ages 6 and 9) from an immigrant family with a rarely explored cultural background (American-born children of…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, Children
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Sanei, Taraneh – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
This paper explores the impact of globalization, and the consequent re-ordering of indexicalities associated with different languages and linguistic practices, on the sociolinguistic repertoires and behaviors of Farsi-English bilingual Iranians in Iran. I focus on the participants' Farsi-English Code-switching (CS) practices and their positionings…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Indo European Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Singleton, David; Flynn, Colin J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
The term translanguaging goes back more than a quarter-century, originating in the domain of the teaching of Welsh, but it has over the years developed a wide variety of usages. While translanguaging is claimed to have advantages over other language education models, many of its new interpretations, which take it some distance from its original…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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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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Cavallaro, Francesco; Xin Elsie, Tay Ya; Wong, Francis; Chin Ng, Bee – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Though the two languages most frequently used in the homes of Chinese Singaporeans are English and Mandarin Chinese, there is not much information on how the home language can influence language use and attitudes toward these two languages. This study investigates the family language ecology in bilingual homes and aims to compare attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Family Environment, Mandarin Chinese
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Beaudrie, Sara; Amezcua, Angélica; Loza, Sergio – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
As Spanish heritage courses multiply all over the United States, the need to reexamine the curriculum and pedagogical approaches that are most appropriate to meet instructional goals is becoming increasingly pressing. Although several researchers have called for developing students' critical language awareness (CLA) in the Spanish heritage…
Descriptors: Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines Vietnamese ethnic minority students' experiences of language choice in communication with people of different ages and in different relations to them in their family and ethnolinguistic community. Concepts of power, solidarity and marked and unmarked choices are adapted to examine the students' strategies of language choice.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Minority Group Students, Language Maintenance, Community Relations
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Park, Mi Yung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Drawing on Bourdieu's concept of linguistic capital and Darvin and Norton's notion of investment, this study explores heritage language (HL) use among 1.5-generation Korean immigrants in the New Zealand workplace. The data were collected through interviews with heritage speakers of Korean working in diverse fields in Auckland. The majority of the…
Descriptors: Korean, Native Language, Language Usage, Work Environment
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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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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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Djuraeva, Madina; Catedral, Lydia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This study responds to scholarship that has examined "folk concepts" of (non)nativeness through the lens of imagined ideals of the native speaker, by proposing a framework that integrates both ideals and habits. We operationalize these concepts by drawing from the theoretical notions of chronotope, scale, and habitus. Using data from…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Smith-Christmas, Cassie; Bergroth, Mari; Bezcioglu-Göktolga, Irem – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This article scrutinizes the concept of "success" in family language policy (henceforth FLP). Situated in three large-scale ethnographic projects, we center on the lived experiences of a parent in three families negotiating a pro-minority language FLP. These parents' experiences are embedded in different sociopolitical contexts: an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Language Minorities, Ethnography
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Despagne, Colette – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores how transnational students who go or return to Mexico understand the complexities of language, identity and schooling in their new context after having been raised and educated in the United States. The study used narrative networks and Blommaert's discourse analysis framework to analyze the narratives of twenty transnational…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Delavan, M. Garrett; Valdez, Verónica E.; Freire, Juan A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Utah's public schools are home to an increasing number of K/1-6 dual language (DL) programs established through a state-centralized model that has sparked interest domestically and internationally. We theorize three potential constituencies of DL--maintenance, heritage, and world language--then use critical discourse analysis to examine how…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Discourse Analysis, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Latham Keh, Melissa; Stoessel, Saskia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Looking at data from three siblings from a German/Polish family that immigrated to the United States in 1952, we discuss bilingual language development and the effect of teacher support in schools on language maintenance and shift. All three subjects report that they did not give up their heritage language but rather came back to it at different…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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