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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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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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Jabeen, Firasat – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This paper identifies the issues of internal orientalism that are reproduced at a micro level within Pakistan because of English linguistic imperialism. The unequal education system engenders attitudes of English supremacy. Orientalism supports global divisions East and West wherein the former is subservient to the latter. This division is…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Rowland, Leonie; Murray, Neil – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This article reports on a small-scale qualitative study designed to explore lecturers' and students' experiences of teaching and learning on a recently-implemented MSc programme in Biomedical Sciences taught in the medium of English at an Italian university. A focus group format was employed to interview twelve students on the programme, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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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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Rahman, Md. Mijanur – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This paper analyses some key historical developments (from early twentieth century to present) in Bangladesh from a socio-historical and language ideological perspective to explore the social injustice faced by the non-dominant and linguistically diverse population. These developments sparked language debates involving questions of identity,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Social Justice, Muslims, Indo European Languages
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Lew, Shim – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Multi/bilingual education has been found to have the potential to provide more equitable education for linguistic minority students; nevertheless, these students have not fully benefitted from it due to unequal power dynamics and English-dominant language ideologies. While bilingual programmes in secondary schools remain extremely rare in the US,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multicultural Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Language Minorities
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