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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The decolonization of knowledge is increasingly high on the agenda of applied and sociolinguistics. This article contributes to this agenda by examining how peripheral multilingual scholars confront their linguistic and epistemic exclusion from global knowledge production. Based on the product of such a challenge¬†-- a Chinese-centric special issue…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Periodicals
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Li, Yuming; Rao, Gaoqi; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
National emergency language competence (NELC) can be understood as the capacity to use language to cope with domestic and international public emergencies. NELC constitutes the foundation of and guidance for the provision of emergency language services. Based on a review of emergency language services and language competence development, this…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Emergency Programs
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Li, Jia; Xie, Ping; Ai, Bin; Li, Lisheng – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
While an increasing literature on multilingualism addresses the key role of language in access to social resources, including crisis communication, little attention has been paid to practices of English-mediated multilingualism. Based on semi-structured interviews with 10 international students from South Asia and Southeast Asia receiving their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students, Multilingualism
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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Multilingual crisis communication has emerged as a global challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global public health communication is characterized by the large-scale exclusion of linguistic minorities from timely high-quality information. The severe limitations of multilingual crisis communication that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare result…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Language Usage, Information Dissemination
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Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Transnational migrant students have been found to experience marginalization in educational contexts around the world. This critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores the incorporation and learning outcomes of an as yet under-researched group: transnational migrant students from Myanmar in a border high school in China. This context is unique…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Ethnography