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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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Kim, Hyunah; Burton, Jennifer Lynn; Ahmed, Tasneem; Bale, Jeff – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Building on the recent studies revealing that official bilingualism policies in Canada are often used to reinforce a specific racial and linguistic order, this paper addresses the impact of these federal-level policies on education policies at the provincial level. From the policy genealogy perspective, we examine Ontario's Heritage Languages…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Bilingualism, Official Languages, Educational Policy
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Hirsch, Tijana; Lee, Jin Sook – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Traditional notions of family structure and settlement are no longer representative of families that are pursuing global opportunities for different reasons. Transnational families are increasingly more common and their experiences rooted in more frequent or intended translocations are different than those of the immigrant populations. One of the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Immigrants
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Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Ma, Xiuli; Gong, Yang; Gao, Xuesong; Xiang, Yiqing – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper reports the results of a review of research articles on the teaching of Chinese as a second or foreign language published in four leading mainland Chinese journals during the years 2005-2015. The review found that Chinese language researchers are exploring a wide array of issues including language policy and planning, language learning…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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Warriner, Doris S. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Ideologies of language (and language learning)--in concert with discourses of individualism and meritocracy that characterize neoliberalism--shape pedagogical policies and practices in ways that are consequential for multilingual students all over the developing and developed world. To investigate how such intersections and influences work in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Well Being
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Ebner, Carmen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
In this paper, the BBC's stance on English language use is investigated by analysing its language guidelines provided in the 2003 BBC "News Styleguide." Before the analysis is tackled, a brief discussion of the use of language and style guides in the media is given to illustrate its complexities and effects on news providers. In order to…
Descriptors: Journalism, Language Usage, Language Styles, Guides
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Lukac, Morana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The public's concern with the fate of the standard language has been well documented in the history of the complaint tradition. The print media have for centuries featured letters to the editor on questions of language use. This study examines a corpus of 258 language-related letters to the editor published in the English-speaking print media. By…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Standards, Editing, Computational Linguistics
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Mu, Guanglun Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
The interaction between heritage language (HL) and ethnic identity has gained increasing scholarly attention over the past decades. Numerous quantitative studies have investigated and vindicated this interaction within certain contexts. Nevertheless, quantitative evidence on this interaction across contexts is absent to date. The current…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Language Proficiency, Ethnicity
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Sterzuk, Andrea – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
As the result of global changes, government policy and university initiatives, institutions of higher education in Canada have become increasingly linguistically and racially diverse. Traditionally--through policy, curriculum, instruction and assessment--Canadian universities have promoted a subjective, monolithic and racialised…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Correlation, Race, Foreign Countries
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McAdory, Sara E.; Janmaat, Jan Germen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
Some recent studies have suggested a significant bottom-up or parental component to recent movements for autochthonous minority language-medium education (MLME). This study takes MLME as the outcome of interest and seeks to explain trends in Irish-medium education (IME) in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1920--a unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Educational History, Comparative Analysis
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Dulfano, Isabel; Rubio, Fernando – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
The objective of this paper is to trace the actual demand on enrolments over time, as much as the history of wavering public and academic sentiment towards teaching and speaking Spanish in this country during the last century. Secondarily, we examine the question of the value of mother tongue fluency or the acquisition, mastery and usage of the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Wenfeng, Wang; Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2008
This paper reviews the research output on English language education in China published in 24 international journals from 2001 to 2006 and delineates the nature of this corpus of research. The review covers research in the following areas: the linguistic situations and culture of learning in China in relation to English language education,…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Language Planning, Asian Culture, Multilingualism
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van Durme, Luc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Discusses various language border theories for the Belgian-Northern French area, and summarizes the results of 40 years of research into the development of the Romance-Germanic language border at large. Suggests that a late Roman Latin-Germanic opposition has functioned as a direct predisposition for the early medieval Romance-Germanic language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Language Research, Multilingualism
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Willemyns, Roland – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Describes language border fluctuations in Belgium as far as its Dutch-French portion is concerned. Examines the status and function of the language border in Belgium and of actual border fluctuations. Discusses two problem areas in detail: the "Voerstreek, and the Brussels suburban region. Language shift and language change through erosion in…
Descriptors: Dutch, Foreign Countries, French, Multilingualism
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