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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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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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Hajek, John; Goglia, Francesco – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article explores language repertoires, attitudes, and practices amongst members of the East Timorese diaspora in Australia. It relies on quantitative and qualitative data gathered through a recent sociolinguistic survey, ethnographic observation, as well as on general observations of online language use. Our study reveals a complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Language Usage, Multilingualism
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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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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Michael, Rowan B. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguistic research on language attitudes has revealed that non-standard accented speakers are usually perceived more negatively than members of the dominant speech community. Few studies, however, have examined whether a speaker's ethnicity, evidenced by nonlinguistic factors such as appearance, may play a role in listeners' perception of…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ethnicity, Pronunciation, College Faculty
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Giles, Matt; Giles, Howard; Bernhold, Quinten – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Addressing the current gap in the literature regarding cultural festivals as a unique site of intergroup discourse, we invoke social identity and group vitality theories to explore the effect of attending an international cultural festival on members of different groups. A total of 143 participants at the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnicity, Cultural Activities, Identification (Psychology)
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Comanaru, Ruxandra-Silvia; Noels, Kimberly A.; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Studies of bicultural identity have claimed conflict--harmony and distance--overlap as relevant axes for describing bicultural identity, whereas other research emphasises variations across social situations. Based on this literature and focus group interviews, the bicultural identity of 300 young adults from immigrant families was examined, and a…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Self Concept, Factor Structure, Immigrants
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Schreiber, Laurentia; Sitaridou, Ioanna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
We assess the sociolinguistic vitality of Romeyka, the only Asia Minor Greek variety, which, albeit endangered, is still spoken in the Black Sea region, Turkey (historically known as Pontus), by means of nine extralinguistic (i.e. sociological) and sociolinguistic factors, specially tailored for the situation of Romeyka. Our current vitality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Greek, Sociolinguistics
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Demie, Feyisa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
English as an additional language (EAL) and language diversity attract much interest amongst policymakers and educationists; yet little is known about the performance in English schools of EAL pupils who are not fluent in English and speak different languages at home. The findings of the aggregated data confirm that EAL pupils achieved less well…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement
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Thapa, Chura Bahadur; Adamson, Bob – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Educational issues in relation to ethnicity and language education policies have been underexplored in Asian contexts. In particular, issues related to ethnic and linguistic minority students have not received much attention in the post-colonial context of Hong Kong. This paper highlights challenges and tensions faced by Nepali ethnic minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Ethnicity, Educational Policy
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Sari, Betty Tjipta; Chasiotis, Athanasios; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Bender, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
We examined the importance of parental culture maintenance behaviour, bilingualism, ethnic identity, and national identity for the well-being of adolescents in multicultural Indonesia. We tested a mediation model in which the link between (perceived) parental culture maintenance behaviour and well-being is mediated through speaking Bahasa at home…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Bilingualism, Well Being, Adolescents
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Yang, Miaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper examines Tibetan ethnicity by studying the language ideologies among Tibetan students and their persistent roles in shaping ethnic boundaries at a Minzu University (MU). MU attracts the highest achieving ethnic minority students throughout China and explicitly aims to turn them into patriotic minority cadres. Hosting extremely…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Patriotism
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Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The study investigated the language choices of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Chinese family business and the factors guiding their choices. Interviews were conducted with 17 CEOs of family businesses located in Sarawak, some of whom are the sons and grandsons of the founder of the business. The results showed that all the CEOs can speak their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit), Age Differences, Business Communication
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Yakushkina, Maria; Olson, Daniel J. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
A significant body of research has begun to explore the association between language and identity, a relationship that becomes more complex when considering multilingual communities. Important for this field, a number of studies have examined the interrelation between language and identity in the Cuban population in the USA, a case in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Identification, Ethnicity
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Loboda, Liudmila; Vogelbacher, Markus; Gawlitzek, Ira – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Whereas recent research has shown a positive correlation between stimulating family activities and children's skills, little is known about the mediating role of the parenting style in the effect of the familial socioeconomic status (SES) and the influence of the family language on children's language proficiency. Our aim is to investigate the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Preschool Children, Language Proficiency
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