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Tavakol, Mahbube; Tavakoli, Mansoor; Ketabi, Saeed – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
Framed within the perspective of Vygotskyan sociocultural theory and models of third language learning, this study examined the impact of differing linguistic backgrounds and learning experience on the nature of dyadic interaction during task completion in the divide between true L2 and L3 learners. It was conducted in an EFL classroom with eight…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article investigates the multilingual experiences of three Norwegian and Spanish-speaking adolescents with transnational backgrounds. Drawing on narrative analysis and positioning theory, the article seeks to understand how the adolescents position themselves in relation to different expectations of linguistic competence, identities, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Norwegian, Spanish Speaking, Student Mobility
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Wawire, Brenda Aromu; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The present study explored the role of vocabulary and decoding skills in predicting reading comprehension, utilizing data from 322 first- grade children from four elementary schools in Kenya. The children were administered a comprehensive battery of tests to assess pseudo-word reading skills, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Decoding (Reading), Language Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Arnaus Gil, Laia; Müller, Natascha; Sette, Nadine; Hüppop, Marina – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines factors that promote active multilingualism. For this purpose, the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" was used with 48 children. Their results were linked to a parental questionnaire designed to evaluate the children's linguistic input in their immediate environment. The study shows that, besides a minimum amount of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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Kim, Sujin; Dorner, Lisa M.; Song, Kim H. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines translanguaging that occurs in and as a community. Expanding the notion of translanguaging, we conceptualize "community translanguaging" as collaborative meaning-making among children, their family and community members, and their collective semiotic resources. Using a family literacy project as the research site,…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Family Relationship
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Yang, Hongzhi; Shen, Hui-Zhong – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This research investigated Australian community languages school (CLS) teachers' emerging pedagogical habitus, focussing specifically on key dynamics effecting the adaptation in their pedagogical understanding and practice. Following an interview-based case study design, the research analyzed in detail major factors and their interplay that had…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Teachers, Community Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Abraham, Stephanie; Kedley, Kate; Fall, Madjiguene; Krishnamurthy, Sharada; Tulino, Daniel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
We, as multilingual teacher-scholars, had lingering questions about what community programs were doing, operating outside of school contexts, to maintain the bilingualism of racialized, Latinx children in Philadelphia and to resist the monolingual ideologies circulating in US society. To answer those questions, we partnered with a bilingual,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Writing Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Workshops
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Paulsrud, BethAnne; Zilliacus, Harriet; Ekberg, Lena – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Both Sweden and Finland have education systems promoting equity and equality. However, recent societal and political changes linked to increased immigration have created new challenges in efforts to support linguistic diversity. This paper aims to explore how multilingualism is represented in the national compulsory school curricula in the two…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This paper investigates seven early education practitioners' attitudes toward multilingual activities and translanguaging as well as their actual practices in Luxembourg. They took part in a professional development comprising a course, coaching, and regular meetings to deepen their understanding of multilingualism and language learning, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Multilingualism
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