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Mango, Oraib – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Compared to the literature available on other ethnic groups in the United States, there is very little information about school experiences of Arab Americans (Nieto, 2003). This study examines the ways that Arab American women reported positioning themselves when faced with difficult situations related to stereotypical images of Arabs and Arab…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Females, Arabs, Discourse Analysis
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Menken, Kate; Kleyn, Tatyana; Chae, Nabin – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article presents qualitative research findings about the characteristics and prior schooling experiences of "long-term English language learners" (LTELLs), who have attended U.S. schools for 7 years or more, and about whom there is little empirical research, despite their significant numbers. Findings indicate that these students are orally…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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McCarty, Teresa L.; Nicholas, Sheilah E.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
In Native American communities, the "global here and now" (Appadurai, 2001) is linked to twin movements for standardization and English supremacy, resulting in the decline of Indigenous languages and persistent educational disparities. This article takes up Appadurai's call to democratize research on globalization, juxtaposing theories that…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, American Indians, Ethnography
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Leung, Genevieve – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article explores uninvestigated issues in Cantonese and "Hoisan-wa" language maintenance from an ethnic Chinese diaspora point of view. Data come from a larger study looking at Frog Story narratives from 140 Cantonese-English bilingual children in California. Fourteen of these children were found to display uniquely…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Speech Communication, Maintenance, Phonology
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Yamagami, Mai – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Using the frameworks of critical discourse analysis, representation theory, and legitimization theory, this study examines the political discourse of the campaign for Proposition 227 in California--particularly, the key social representations of languages, their speakers, and the main political actors in the campaign. The analysis examines the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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Joseph, Michael; Ramani, Esther – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article interrogates the notion of "glocalization" (Moja, 2004, based on Castells, 2001) as a concept that seeks to integrate the local and the global to address both the need for social justice and the need to participate in a global market economy. The article argues that the relation between the global and the local cannot be…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Languages, Free Enterprise System, Bilingualism
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; Swinehart, Karl F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Within discourses of language endangerment, life stages such as child language acquisition, adolescent language shift, and the death of community elders figure prominently, but what of the role of other, intermediate life stages during adulthood and professional life in the course of language obsolescence or revitalization? Drawing from long-term…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Bilingual Education, Child Language
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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Benson, Carol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article describes how 16 Mozambican languages--and counting--have been brought into primary education in Mozambique through a 2002 curriculum reform, and how they are faring in light of tensions between general aspirations for dominant languages and public demand for bilingual education. Bilingual education based on learners' home languages,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Howard, Kathryn M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article examines how speakers of Kam Muang in Northern Thailand draw on distinct temporalities (the slow paced, long-term historical temporality of "longue duree"; the medium paced, autobiographical temporality of intermediate time frames; and the fast-paced, immediate temporality of the "courte duree") to conceptualize…
Descriptors: Socialization, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
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Romero-Little, Mary Eunice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
"Globalization", a prominent and ubiquitous term in the academy associated with linguistic human rights, power, hypercapitalism, socio-political constraints, and social justice, is defined as powerful dynamic global forces stemming from the new world economy that constrict and restrict local contexts, progress, and possibilities--in this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, American Indians
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Pettit, Stacie Kae – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This literature review on teachers' beliefs about English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream classrooms is organized into three sections: (a) inservice teachers' existing beliefs, (b) predictors of inservice teachers' beliefs, and (c) the connection between inservice teachers' beliefs and practices. This body of literature points to a clear…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Lukes, Marguerite – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This study explores the potential of native language literacy instruction for adult immigrant English language learners who have limited formal schooling or have had interruptions in their formal education. By examining 3 programs that provide native language literacy in combination with English as a second language (ESL) instruction, this study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Persistence, Focus Groups, Student Participation
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Carreira, Maria M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In their study of language ideology, Valdes, Gonzalez, Lopez Garcia, and Marquez (2003) found evidence of a pervasive monolingualist ideology or "discourse of monolingualism" in college-level Spanish departments. This discourse, which mirrors national language ideologies in the United States, is premised on notions of nationalism, linguistic…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Ideology, Monolingualism, Language Role
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Lee, Carmen K. M.; Barton, David – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article reports on a study of user-generated multilingual writing activities on the photo sharing site, Flickr.com[R]. It discusses how Flickr users deploy their multilingual resources when interacting with international audiences, the factors affecting their language choice, and how new multilingual identities are constructed. An exploratory…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Content Analysis, Photography, Visual Aids
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Kerfoot, Caroline – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In South Africa, democratic consolidation involves not only building a new state, but also new interfaces between state and society. To strengthen the agency of citizens at these interfaces, recent approaches to development stress the notion of "participatory citizenship." The purpose of this article is to explore the links, rarely…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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