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Amone, Charles – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Uganda has been developing and revising its curricula since the time of British colonial rule. The latest revision of the primary education curriculum led to the introduction of the Thematic Curriculum in 2007. This curriculum requires the use of pupils' mother tongues as languages of instruction from Primary One to Three and then English from…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Foreign Policy, Elementary School Curriculum
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Bissoonauth, Anu – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This study investigated the changing patterns of language use and language attitudes of younger generations of Mauritians over the last two decades. This article discusses the shift in language attitudes of students in secondary education with special emphasis on Kreol, taught since 2012 in primary schools and from 2018 in secondary schools. A…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Adolescents, Language Usage
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Méndez García, María del Carmen; Cores-Bilbao, Esther; Moreno Gámez, Laura – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Multicultural European societies increasingly demand internationally oriented citizens, who are willing to actively participate in civic life and able to successfully access the labour market. The European dimension in education supposedly endows youngsters with civic values, multiculturalist attitudes and plurilingual competences which ultimately…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Alsahafi, Morad – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This study examined responses from a questionnaire administered to 98 second- and third-generation Rohingya refugees living in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Questions concerned participants' self-reported language proficiency levels in the Rohingya heritage language and Arabic and patterns of language use in various domains. Findings demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Refugees, Semitic Languages, Transfer of Training
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Lexander, Kristin Vold; Androutsopoulos, Jannis – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper contributes to current sociolinguistic research on the rapidly-changing landscape of digitally mediated communication (Androutsopoulos and Staehr 2018) by presenting mediagrams, a new method for research on transnational mediated interaction. Based on an ethnographic study of mediated multilingual communication in four families with…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Ethnography
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Aribas, Derya Sekerci; Cele, Filiz – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper compares the initial state of second language (L2) and third language (L3) acquisition for English articles to examine the influence of L2 proficiency on positive transfer from L2 to L3. We tested 36 L1 Turkish/L2 German adolescent learners of L3 English (L3 group), 41 L1 Turkish adolescent learners of L2 English (L2 group), and 10…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Giles, Matt; Pines, Rachyl; Giles, Howard – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper expands the theoretical base of intergroup and intercultural communication by testing a new communication model of interdependence (CMII), defined in terms of the embedded nature of groups Giles, M., R. Pines, H. Giles, and A. Gardikiotis. 2018. "Towards a Communication Model of Intergroup Interdependence." Atlantic Journal of…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Intercultural Communication, International Relations, Language Attitudes
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Denman, Feargus – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This article examines how Russian speakers in Ireland delimit and describe (their/the) Russian language in relation to representations of standard Russian. It is based on analysis of discussions conducted between speakers of Russian living in Ireland, facilitated by the Our Languages (2008-2011) research project, investigating multilingualism and…
Descriptors: Russian, Metalinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries
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Kudriavtseva, Natalia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
In this study on language ideologies and multilingualism in Ukraine, I start from Geeraerts approach, which identifies two cultural models of linguistic standardisation: rationalist and romantic. Drawing on this typology, I show that the present-day ideology is a largely distorted version of the romantic model that transforms into linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language, Russian, Language of Instruction
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Forsberg, Julia; Ribbås, Maria Therese; Gross, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Standard language cultures are characterised by beliefs in idealised standard forms of the language in question. In this paper, these beliefs are connected to the concepts of referee design and speech community, through analysis of how Swedish adolescents reflect upon and self-assess their language proficiencies. The data consist of interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standard Spoken Usage
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Berthele, Raphael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
The scholarly praise for linguistic diversity stands in an interesting contrast to the way diversity in standard and non-standard languages is referred to in language policy discourse. Drawing on recent debates in Switzerland, this article focuses on ideologies on linguistic varieties in the German- and Romansh-speaking areas. The two contexts…
Descriptors: German, Language Planning, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Jing – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper examines diasporic language ecology based on a sociolinguistic study of a Chinese complementary school (CCS) in Birmingham, England. The study applies a historical perspective to investigate local multilingual practices in relation to language ideology and identity. The discussion in this paper draws on "heteroglossia" to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Community Schools, Heritage Education, Multilingualism
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Burns, Jennifer – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This article investigates what kind of multilingual operations are carried out as migrant and transnational creative writers deploy in their fictions in Italian (often an acquired language) the languages which they hold in their personal repertoires. Exploring first the linguistic, political and cultural implications of what Algerian author, Amara…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Italian, Code Switching (Language), Intercultural Communication
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Bratož, Silva; Pirih, Anja; Štemberger, Tina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Language attitudes play a vital role in the way individuals and societies perceive, use and learn languages, and communicate with other cultures. They are formed in a specific political, ideological, and cultural context and change over time, which is why researchers focus on studying language attitudes of different age groups and also different…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication
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Du, Xujia; Jackson, Jane – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
In many theorizations of L2 motivation, the discrepancy between actual and possible L2 selves has been closely associated with motivation generation, and L2 selves are considered as highly interactive with the context. This article centres on the interplay between L2 self-discrepancy, motivation, and context by following two Chinese university…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Self Concept
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