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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gallagher, Kay; Bataineh, Afaf – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This study investigates the linguistic landscape of eight culturally-responsive, translingual picture storybooks written by bilingual Arabic-English teacher candidates for young emergent bilingual children. Drawing on linguistic content analysis methodology, the study analyses the cross-linguistic challenges teacher candidates faced in creating…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English, Bilingualism, Childrens Literature
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Rainey, Vanessa R.; Flores-Lamb, Valerie; Gjorgieva, Eva; Speed, Emily A. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Language brokering has been correlated with positive cognitive advantages, particularly in the younger years of translation. However, heavy translating has also been correlated with greater levels of psychological maladjustment. Fortunately, a cultural emphasis on family may reduce the adverse effects of translating. The current study examined…
Descriptors: Correlation, Code Switching (Language), Translation, Second Language Learning
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Sari, Betty Tjipta; Chasiotis, Athanasios; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Bender, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
We investigated how the knowledge and usage of two languages relate to sociocultural adjustment in bilingual adolescent samples from three ethnic groups in Indonesia (214 Javanese, 108 Toraja, and 195 Chinese adolescents; 272 females; M[subscript age] = 14.33 years). We tested a model specifying that the vocabulary knowledge of each language…
Descriptors: Asians, Ethnic Groups, Language Usage, Sociocultural Patterns
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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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Dobrushina, Nina; Kozhukhar, Aleksandra; Moroz, George – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The paper traces the level of bilingualism in several highland villages of Daghestan (Northeast Caucasus) through the twentieth century. We show that historically, men were more multilingual than women, but this was not true to the same extent for all languages. Highlanders' repertoires suggest a correlation between the social function of the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Russian
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Brouwer, Susanne – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Previous research has shown that people make systematically different decisions when faced with a moral dilemma in a native than in a foreign language [e.g. Costa, A., A. Foucart, S. Hayakawa, M. Aparici, J. Apesteguia, J. Heafner, and B. Keysar. 2014. "Your Morals Depend on Language." PLoS One 9 (4): e94842]. The aim of the current…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Decision Making, Native Language, Second Languages
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