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Garrido, Maria Rosa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article explores the management of multilingual mobile communicators at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) according to institutional requirements and the consequences on Arabic-speaking communicators' careers. Based on interviews complemented by institutional documents, I analyse the impact of "multiple languages",…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, International Organizations, Semitic Languages, Careers
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Schedel, Larissa Semiramis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This contribution treats "language immersion" as a linguistic ideology and explores narratives, practices, and subjectivities pertinent to that notion in the context of language-motivated voluntourism. Voluntourism programs offer short-term sojourns abroad, which combine voluntary work with holidays while promising "immersion"…
Descriptors: Tourism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Hopkyns, Sarah; van den Hoven, Melanie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In Abu Dhabi, multilingualism amongst its highly diverse population is typical. However, with Arabic as the official language and English as the lingua franca, the population's other languages are subordinate on public signage. Those proficient in English or Arabic have more access to information than those who are not. While effective…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Korean, Signs, Foreign Countries
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Riskedahl, Diane – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
A wide range of Arabic language variation in form, code choice and orthographic script was wielded by Lebanese political protestors in their graffiti and political placards in Beirut in 2015. That summer, civil protests spilled out into the streets to critique the government inaction over waste management and overall corruption. I will focus on…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Activism, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Alvarado Pavez, Gabriel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article is a succinct approach to Mapudungun language ideologies and their development within the political and economic context of 21st century Chile. Social media have empowered Mapudungun language activists and intellectuals and helped them create digital communities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, from which they establish…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, American Indian Languages, Language Planning, Foreign Countries
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Omidire, Margaret Funke; Ayob, Sameera – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article reports on the outcome of utilising a multilingual strategy that promotes translanguaging to support primary grade learners and the enablers and constraints of the implementation of such strategies. Purposive sampling was used to select two schools. Grade 5 and 6 learners (N = 162) and their teachers (N = 3) participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Bouchard, Marie-Eve – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In São Tomé and Príncipe, the language shift toward Portuguese is resulting in the endangerment of the native creoles of the island. These languages have been considered of low value in Santomean society since the mid-twentieth century. But when Santomeans are members of a diaspora, their perceptions of these languages, especially Forro, change in…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Portuguese, Creoles, Language Skill Attrition
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Cook, William Robert Amilan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper takes up conviviality as an analytical tool to investigate everyday language choices made by foreign residents living in Ras Al Khaimah, a small city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It draws on recent work in human geography and cultural studies to understand conviviality in terms of practices rather than outcomes. Specifically, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Human Geography, Personal Narratives
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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article explores playfulness and creativity in translingual family interactions. In particular, it focuses on how and to what ends adolescents mobilize multilingual resources in family interactions. It investigates the cases of two multilingual families with adolescent children (13-18 years old). The families have different linguistic…
Descriptors: Creativity, Metalinguistics, Family Relationship, Spanish
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Rácz, Krisztina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania. Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Hungarian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Carbonara, Valentina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper focuses on the integration of translanguaging practices in a public preschool situated in a small village in North-West of Italy. Mobility processes and local Italian families' school choices have led to the raise of the number of students with an immigrant background enrolled at the studied preschool up to 85%. After a brief overview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Code Switching (Language), Preschool Education
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Kahlin, Linda; Keevallik, Leelo; Söderlundh, Hedda; Weidner, Matylda – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In this article we investigate spoken professional interaction at construction sites in Sweden, where workers from Poland, Ukraine and Estonia are temporarily employed as carpenters, ground workers and kitchen installers. We study how the workers use resources associated with different languages and how these resources are mobilized along with…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis
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Wedin, Åsa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article investigates to what extent spaces created in the language introduction programme (LIP) in Upper Secondary School in Sweden close or open up for students' varied linguistic resources, to create an understanding of the implementational spaces of the educational environments that the school represents, and of the ideological…
Descriptors: Ideology, Language Usage, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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Mazzaferro, Gerardo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Translanguaging has now become central to a sociolinguistics that foregrounds globalization and mobility as key concepts for grasping human beings' capacity to engage with and draw on both multiple linguistic -- including named languages -- and semiotic resources dynamically and in combination for the purpose of meaning-making (García, Ofelia…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Norlund Shaswar, Annika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
International mobility has caused a need for language education where adults can learn the language(s) used in their new country. In Sweden, the language programme SFI (Swedish for immigrants) provides basic second language education for adult immigrants. For those learners who are not yet functionally literate, basic literacy education is…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Discourse Analysis
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