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Gallo, Sarah; Link, Holly; Allard, Elaine; Wortham, Stanton; Mortimer, Katherine – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article explores how language ideologies--beliefs about immigrant students' language use--carry conflicting images of Spanish speakers in one New Latino Diaspora town. We describe how teachers and students encounter, negotiate, and appropriate divergent ideologies about immigrant students' language use during routine schooling practices, and…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Spanish Speaking, Secondary School Students
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Jiménez-Castellanos, Oscar; Blanchard, Jay; Atwill, Kim; Jiménez-Silva, Margarita – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study examined beginning English literacy-skill development and achievement among Spanish-speaking children enrolled in state-mandated English-only classrooms. The children possessed Spanish skill at or above age-appropriate level, yet minimal English skill, and came from a Spanish-speaking community adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. Under…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Bilingualism, Reading Fluency, English (Second Language)
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Iseke, Judy M.; Ndimande, Bekisizwe S. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Indigenous cultural and language negotiations ongoing in the contexts of South Africa and Canada are documented in two studies, one sharing narratives from Black parents in South Africa and the other sharing narratives of Métis Elders in Canada. Black parents' perspectives on Indigenous language and cultures and the role of education in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, American Indians, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries
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Bunch, George C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Introducing a distinction between language of ideas and language of display as a means of reconceptualizing what counts as "academic" language, I examine one brief stretch of talk by a small group of linguistically diverse 7th grade students in a U.S. mainstream social studies classroom designed to maximize academic and language…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Faltis, Christian – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores schooling in prison for young Chicano bilingual men as they work toward their GED. Using Gee's notion of "mushfaking," the study focuses on the experiences of two young men, Benny and Flaco, who partially acquire, use, value, and believe in the power of academic register Discourses for "sounding smart" in a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Correctional Institutions, Males, Bilingualism
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Warriner, Doris S. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article investigates when and how narratives of personal experience and displacement reference and characterize dimensions of time and space, with a focus on how temporal elasticity might serve as an interactional resource. Examining the dynamic, situated, and intertwined nature of such narratives, the analysis looks at how…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research, Time, Experience
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Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Few studies ethnographically detail how Indigenous young people's mobility intersects with sociolinguistic transformation in an interconnected world. Drawing on a decade-long study of youth and language contact, I analyze Yup'ik young people's migration in relation to emerging language ideologies and patterns of language use in "Piniq,"…
Descriptors: Youth, Alaska Natives, Language Patterns, Ideology
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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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Nogueron-Liu, Silvia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Some studies of technology use by immigrants have explored the role of digital media in their maintenance of affiliations with their nations of origin. However, the potential for transnational social networks to serve as "resources" that facilitate digital literacy socialization for adult immigrant learners remains unexplored. In this…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Socialization, Social Networks, Community Centers
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King, Kendall A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This longitudinal case study investigated how linguistic identity was constructed, constrained, and performed by three sisters, aged 1, 12, and 17, within one bilingual, transnational Ecuadorian-U.S. family. Data were collected over 14 months through weekly home visits that included participant observation, informal interviews, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Ideology, Bilingualism, Participant Observation
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Han, Huamei – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing on the first phase of a larger sociolinguistic ethnography, this article explores how individual migrants of African and Chinese backgrounds expand their multilingual repertoires in Africa Town in Guangzhou, China. Focusing on two cases, I demonstrate how they maintain and develop transnational and translocal connections simultaneously…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Municipalities
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Razfar, Aria – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing on Cultural Historical Activity Theory, language socialization, and the notion of "third space," this article examines how bilingual, Latina/o students (Latina/o English learners) use sophisticated linguistic, cultural, and mathematical tools to solve community-based problems. This article examines the inherent tensions in using…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Bilingualism
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Ek, Lucila D.; Sánchez, Patricia; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing from a larger qualitative study, this article examines the narratives of bilingual Latina/o teacher candidates in South Texas. The findings reveal that bilingual teacher candidates are linguistically subordinated by the marginalized status of Spanish in the United States and by deficit perspectives of Spanish of the Southwest. Their…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes
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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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Guardado, Martin – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article investigates the linguistic tools employed by Hispanic Canadian families in their language socialization efforts of fostering sustained heritage language (HL) use. The article is based on data collected during a 1½-year ethnography, and focuses on the metapragmatic devices used in daily interactions. Utilizing analytic tools from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Child Relationship, Language Usage, Hispanic Americans
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