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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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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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Simpson, Ashley; Dervin, Fred – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Situated within research and practice on intercultural communication education, this paper suggests an urgent inclusion of dialogism and ethics in the ways it is dealt with around the world. Supranational institutions such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Council of Europe, treat intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Guidelines, Intercultural Communication
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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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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Themistocleous, Christiana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The Republic of Cyprus is a country characterised by a long-term conflict which resulted in the geopolitical division of the island. Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots have lived in separation for more than 30 years until the border re-opened in 2003, allowing people to cross and visit 'the other side'. One of the crossing points is located in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Greek, Turkish
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Sugita-McEown, Maya; McEown, Kristopher – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The current study had two objectives: (a) to quantitatively investigate whether Japanese language learners of English have inclusive second language (L2) self-related motivations, and how inclusive L2 self-related motivations contribute to English learning effort and self-rated English ability, and (b) to qualitatively examine how Japanese…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ross, Tara – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
New Zealand's Pacific communities face significant generational language loss and their media are increasingly produced in English, raising questions about the centrality of language for ethnic media and their audiences. By drawing on semi-structured interviews with 23 media producers, this study finds tensions within and between Pacific-language…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Audiences, Mass Media
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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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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Takkaç Tulgar, Aysegül – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Though the concept of identity has been examined in foreign and second language learning contexts where the target language was mostly English, there is scarcity of research on the examination of identity in glocal language learning contexts where local and global characteristics co-exist. Therefore, this longitudinal case study investigates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Zorcic, Sabina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The article summarises the results of pilot research about communicative practices among adolescents at bilingual schools in Austrian Carinthia. I present the findings by referencing Bourdieu's Theory of Practice, which I supplement when necessary with established concepts from sociolinguistics and social psychology. Bilingual schools are one of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Sociolinguistics, Social Psychology, Slavic Languages
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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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Little, Sabine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Heritage language families inhabit multiple languages, literacies and cultures. Enabling children to participate in heritage language and culture has beneficial effects in terms of identity, and cognitive development. Games-based technologies are opening up avenues for playful engagement with heritage language and literacy, but little is known…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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