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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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Valentina, Christodoulou; Elena, Ioannidou – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The paper reports on the results of a case study of a Year 9 class in a multilingual urban school. The study investigates issues of negotiation, accessibility and (legitimacy of) rights in the classroom's dominant discourse and more specifically the ways in which the Year 9 students of a Private English School in Cyprus negotiate their identity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Urban Schools
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Fuentes, Ronald – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Employing an ethnographic design, this study analyzes three undergraduate English learners' (ELs) appropriation of language policy at a U.S. university. In this study, ELs refers to bi/multilingual students with U.S. K-12 schooling who do not meet their university's language proficiency requirements, and who are subsequently classified as ELs and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, English Language Learners, Undergraduate Students, Language Planning
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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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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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Rawal, Hima; De Costa, Peter I. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
A limited ability to pursue postsecondary education often leaves English language learners (ELLs) with a gamut of negative emotional experiences. Using an emotionally oriented framework to guide our study, this article focuses on the experiences of two female South Asian students who graduated from different U.S. high schools. We explored what…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Language Learners, Emotional Experience, Females
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Babino, Alexandra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
The children of (im)migrants are the fastest growing population in U.S. schools at the same time there is increased anti-(im)migrant discourse, creating a unique linguistic ecology for its students. These multinational, multilingual, and multicultural students often encounter mononational, monolingual, and monocultural ideologies in their schools…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mexican Americans, Multilingualism, Self Concept
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Siffrinn, Nicole E.; McGovern, Kathleen R. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This paper explores the identity construction of multilingual and multidialectal middle school students in a semester-long youth participatory action research (YPAR) project. In particular, it moves beyond an emancipatory discourse that views youth identity development from a point of marginalization by drawing on Foucauldian notions of discourse,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Self Concept, Social Change
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Christoffersen, Katherine – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
In the U.S./Mexico borderlands, local language varieties face frequent discrimination and delegitimization or "linguistic terrorism." The present study uses the three-level positioning framework to analyze how young adults in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in south Texas construct borderland identities by positioning themselves with respect…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Self Concept, Social Discrimination
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Qin, Kongji – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This classroom discourse study examines how curriculum becomes a resource for identity performance in one ESL classroom. Conceptualizing identity as performance, I adopt a small stories approach to analyze how one routinized vocabulary instructional activity was appropriated by classroom participants to perform identities and construct the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Classroom Communication, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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McPherron, Paul; McIntosh, Kyle – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this article, we discuss three cross-cultural memoirs used in three different university courses that introduced students to the complex identities that form both inside and outside of language classrooms. In arguing for the value of using such memoirs as content in university courses, we provide a detailed thematic analysis of Peter Hessler's…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Karimzad, Farzad; Sibgatullina, Gulnaz – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Adopting an online ethnographic approach, we examine the linguistic/semiotic practices and ideologies of "purism" among Tatar and Iranian Azerbaijani Facebook users. We argue that purification practices can be understood as identity work, the outcome of which is often not an etymologically "purer" language but a (perceived)…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnography, Semiotics, Turkic Languages
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Though definitions vary, the literature on heritage speakers of Spanish identifies two primary attributes: a linguistic and cultural connection to the language. This article profiles four Anglo college students who grew up in bilingual or Spanish-dominant communities in the Southwest who self-identified as Spanish heritage speakers, citing…
Descriptors: College Students, Bilingual Students, Spanish, Native Language
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Palmer, Deborah K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Teacher leadership has been variously defined but generally understood as expanding teachers' visions beyond their own classrooms. Bilingual education teachers, working with emergent bilingual students in often marginalized situations and contexts, must develop a critical consciousness to embrace leadership identities. This requires engaging in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Literacy, Bilingualism, Interviews
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Sultana, Shaila; Dovchin, Sender – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Based on virtual conversations drawn from two separate intensive ethnographic studies in Bangladesh and Mongolia, we show that popular cultural texts play a significant role in young adults' heteroglossic language practices. On the one hand, they borrow voices from cultural texts and cross the boundaries of language, i.e., codes, modes, and…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Self Concept
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