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Estévez Grossi, Marta – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The aim of this contribution is to analyze the linguistic practices of a migrant collective, speakers of a minoritized language, from a glottopolitical perspective. This will be illustrated by the description of the communicative practices of the migrant workers from Galicia (Spain) in Hanover (Federal Republic of Germany) in the 1960s and beyond.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Minorities, Language Usage, Migrant Workers
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Monteagudo, Henrique; Muniain, Facundo Reyna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The present contribution focuses on the Galician-descendant community in the city of Buenos Aires. Its aim is to draw attention on the academic interest of research on the processes of assimilation to the language and identity of reception (in that case, Spanish) and maintenance or recovery of the language and identity of origin in the case of a…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Immigrants, Acculturation, Spanish
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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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Becker, Lidia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The paper provides an example of how immigration is constructed by receiving societies as a comprehension or language problem that requires special solutions. It focuses on the application of Easy-to-Read, a simplified register currently in expansion which addresses different groups of people with intellectual disabilities, to immigrants in Spain.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Intellectual Disability, Semantics
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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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Bürki, Yvette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This contribution examines the linguistic perceptions and ideologies of an individual of Latin American origin, Jorge, based in the German-speaking region of Switzerland, through narratives to analyse how pre-existing normative linguistic discourses influence (linguistic) identities. Connecting the micro-level of Jorge's narrative to the macro…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Self Concept, Political Influences, 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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Shin, Jee-Young; Dixon, L. Quentin; Choi, Yunkyeong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on the use of first language (L1) in foreign language (FL) classrooms by reviewing recently published empirical literature from 2011 through 2018. The article focuses on literature relevant to four key areas: (1) extent and impact of L1 use; (2) factors influencing L1 and second language…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language)
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Arsenault Morin, Alex; Geloso, Vincent – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Using census data from 2001 to 2016, we provide evidence that the French language is gaining ground in Quebec. We show that the apparent decline of French in Quebec is linked to a rise in multilingualism, especially when French is one of the multiple languages spoken. We argue that the census statistics are distorted by inter-linguistic marriages…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, French, Census Figures
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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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