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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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Marcus, Margaret Sullivan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
This study explores access to Spanish dual-language education (DLE) programs via the perceptions of various stakeholders, including district personnel, school administrators, and parents at two public DLE elementary schools in a large mid-Atlantic metropolitan district in the United States. Through a lens of equity, this comparative case study…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Kaveh, Yalda M.; Bernstein, Katie A.; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia; Rodriguez-Martinez, Sara; Mohamed, Saida – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
In spring 2019, without controversy or fanfare and without violating the voter mandate of Proposition 203, emergent bilinguals in Arizona were once again granted unrestricted access to dual language bilingual education after nearly 20 years. The policy change was accomplished through a seemingly small piece of legislation that reduced the daily…
Descriptors: Voting, Bilingualism, Access to Education, Bilingual Education
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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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Yakushkina, Maria – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
In a present-day global world, immigrant communities manage multiple cultural and linguistic contexts. To better understand these cross-cultural connections, and bridge the fields of linguistics and transnationalism, the present study analyzes the interconnection between language use and symbolic transnationalism among heritage speakers of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Cubans, Biculturalism, Spanish
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Renn, Jennifer; Chiu, Ming Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
In this study, we used a quasi-experimental, longitudinal design to examine the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics test scores of emergent bilinguals (EBs) in DLBE 50:50 models versus English as a second language (ESL) models in Indiana over four academic school years. With a focus on the midwestern U.S., we bring attention to a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, English, Language Arts
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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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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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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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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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Maddamsetti, Jihea – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Scholars, activists, and communities strive for educational equity and justice for emergent bilinguals. The pursuit of advocacy, however, is often fraught with emotional tension, leading many teachers to question their identities as advocates. Relatively few studies have focused on language teachers of color, and on how they navigate their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Language Teachers
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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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Cavaion, Irina M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The Italian language in the ethnically mixed coastal area of Slovenia is an official language, regulated by the principle of ethnic autochthony, which recognizes the rights of linguistic minorities regardless of their number of speakers. Slovenia has been always very sensitive toward its two national minorities (Italian and Hungarian) and set up…
Descriptors: Italian, Ethnic Groups, Diversity, Official Languages
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