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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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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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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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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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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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Petreñas, Cristina; Ianos, Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Ángel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
We analyse the influence of attending or not attending classes of the language of origin in self-identification and in life-satisfaction. In addition, we analyse how these elements are related to the perception of integration of young immigrants of Romanian origin in a multilingual and multicultural context like that of Catalonia (Spain). We…
Descriptors: Correlation, Life Satisfaction, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Paquet, Roseline G.; Levasseur, Catherine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Montreal, the largest city in the province of Quebec, Canada, is where most newcomers settle down. Many will attend one of the 'francization' (French as a second language) courses offered by the provincial government. Learning French and its adoption as a common language are essential conditions to gain social inclusion through participation in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, French, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Fang; Lai, Chun; Halse, Christine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
How migrants, refugees and minority groups acquire a sense of belonging in their adopted society is a concern for nations worldwide as they aim to balance the diversity and inclusion of growing numbers of migrants with ensuring harmony and cohesion across society. In postcolonial Hong Kong, the population diversity is accompanied with a swift…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Multilingualism, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
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Musolff, Andreas – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguists have adopted the concept of 'super-diversity' from cultural anthropology to analyse multidimensional changes in ethnolinguistic identities resulting from recent mass migration. Sociolinguistic super-diversity is thus understood as a central aspect of shifts in migration patterns that have increased the complexity of cultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Self Concept
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