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Moustaoui Srhir, Adil – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The main aim of this paper is to analyse the role of family micro-Language Policies (LP's) in the context of the Moroccan Diaspora in urban and semi-urban areas in Spain by examining and contrasting different cases of language transmission within transnational migrant families of Moroccan origin. The paper answers the following questions: How are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Language Usage, Immigrants
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Sancho-Pascual, María – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The aim of this study is to find out more about how the immigrant community is being integrated socio-linguistically into the city of Madrid. It takes as its premise that integration is a bi-directional process conditioned directly by the beliefs, values and attitudes of both the immigrant and the host communities (Moreno Fernández, Francisco.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics
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Calvi, Maria Vittoria; Uberti-Bona, Marcella – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Based on a database composed of 1500 pictures, belonging to 401 analytical units from the Linguistic Landscape (hereafter: LL), and representing mainly the signs on the shop of migrant traders in two multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in Milan, this paper will describe the positioning strategies of Latin American (hereafter: LA) communities in a…
Descriptors: Databases, Immigrants, Ethnic Groups, Neighborhoods
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Bonomi, Milin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The Italian linguistic space has radically changed through the onset of the new millennium due to the presence of innovative multiple linguistic practices that have taken place as a consequence of deterritorialization processes. Furthermore, Latino diaspora in recent years have fostered the appearance of new forms of Global Spanishes (García and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Usage, Italian, Language Variation
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Wilson, Sonia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
According to the latest report of the (Office for National Statistics [2018]. "Births by Parents' Country of Birth, England and Wales: 2017." UK: Statistical Bulletin), 34% of children born in Britain have at least one parent from another country. With nearly 20% of children in primary schools categorised as speakers of English as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Relationship, Language Usage, Language Planning
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Tsang, Art – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This mixed-methods study explored learners' perceptions of ten L1 and L2 English accents. These participants (n = 97) were bilinguals who spoke English as a first/second language. From the experiments, the findings showed that the L1 accents, although overall viewed more positively than the L2 ones, were not perceived consistently in: suitability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Dialects
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Bruyèl-Olmedo, Antonio; Juan-Garau, Maria – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Since its early studies, linguistic landscape has been approached from an increasing number of perspectives, which include the relative weight of languages in the signage of international holiday resorts. However, the coexistence of varieties of a given language in a single destination remains to be addressed. The research adopts a corpus-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tourism, Language Variation, English
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Alhamami, Munassir – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Different languages, dialects, accents, or other forms of language (a.k.a. codes or varieties of language) are used in various healthcare facilities around the world. However, only a limited number of studies have explored the switching of varieties in healthcare environments. Hospitals in Saudi Arabia are multilingual and multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language)
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Lavender, Jordan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This study analyses the use of English in the linguistic landscape (LL) of Azogues, Ecuador. A representative sample of fixed signs in the economic centre of the city was photographed by the author in the summer of 2017, consisting of 171 photographed signs. This study analyses what linguistic features are used and how other semiotic resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Signs
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Kroon, Sjaak; Kurvers, Jeanne – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This paper investigates language practices, language attitudes and identity belongings of East Timorese in the Netherlands. Data were gathered through a limited orally conducted sociolinguistic questionnaire and two in-depth interviews on the sociolinguistic trajectories of our participants. The questionnaire shows that second-generation East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Immigrants
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Marton, Eniko; MacIntyre, Peter D. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
In bilingual settings, the communication between majority and minority language speakers usually takes place in the majority language. This paper examines whether majority language speakers, who receive positive feedback from minority language speakers when accommodating to them, use the minority language more frequently for authentic purposes. We…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Rowland, Leonie; Murray, Neil – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article reports on a small-scale qualitative study designed to explore lecturers' and students' experiences of teaching and learning on a recently-implemented MSc programme in Biomedical Sciences taught in the medium of English at an Italian university. A focus group format was employed to interview twelve students on the programme, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Boge, Jeanne – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This is an article on the relation between the market for Sámi language in a contemporary bilingual Norwegian nursing home and the Norwegian history of the Sámi language. Bilingual nursing homes are supposed to invest in the Sámi language and thus increase its value. It was, however, difficult to identify investments in the Sámi language in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Bilingualism, Language Usage
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Martin, Jennifer M.; Altarriba, Jeanette; Kazanas, Stephanie A. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Linguistic research on bilinguals has sometimes focused on either first vs. second acquired language or dominant vs. non-dominant language despite situations in which the dominant and first language are no longer the same. Many bilinguals in the U.S. and other countries experience a change in language dominance from a home language to a majority…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Language Dominance, Native Language
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Li, Chengchen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The influence of (trait) emotional intelligence (TEI) on academic achievement has been documented in literature, while its influence in the specific domain of L2 learning remains underexplored. The link between EI and negative emotions especially anxiety has been studied in different contexts including applied linguistics. However, it remains…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Positive Attitudes, Personality Traits, Emotional Intelligence
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