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Qianqian Zhang-Wu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study I indicate that lengthened family interaction time during pandemic lockdowns can afford children significantly more exposure and opportunities to enhance their heritage language, but that this does not diminish the constant dilemma between striving to balance English acquisition and heritage language maintenance. Using…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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Einas Bashir Albadawi; Bedrettin Yazan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study, we analyze interview data from 17 mothers of Arabic-English multilingual families to examine their experiences of maintaining their children's Arabic language development during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were interested in exploring the challenges they faced during the pandemic and their responses to those challenges with the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Language Planning, Educational Policy, COVID-19
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Elisabet García González; Liquan Liu; Elizabeth Lanza – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
The first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in school closures and homeschooling for families across the world. This provided a unique scenario to investigate multilingual family language interaction, and specifically, challenges and opportunities for home language (HL) use. This study is rooted in Family Language Policy (FLP) research,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Federica Bulgarelli; Christine E. Potter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive lockdowns interrupted daily routines, including childcare. We asked whether these interruptions, and the inevitable changes in the people with whom children spent their waking hours, caused changes in the languages that children heard. We retrospectively queried parents of young children (0-4 years) in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Usage, Student Experience, COVID-19
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Luyao Li; Xiaoli Liu; Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This paper reports on a study of Chinese parents' involvement in their children's heritage language (HL) development during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK. Involving seven transnational families, we examined the roles parents played during the online learning sessions and the factors shaping their involvement. Employing a netnographic approach,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Clara Molina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Language ideologies are a powerful way of perpetuating inequalities, as peripheralized speakers who have internalized the lack of legitimacy attributed to them often end up reproducing censure rather than resisting it. Foregrounding the affective dimension, this paper explores the role of shame as a fulcrum articulating the individual with the…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Language Variation, Language Attitudes, Intervention
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Tanya Voinova – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
The war in Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, has led to a significant civilian involvement in Israel, particularly among immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who began to provide humanitarian assistance, including interpreting. Highlighting the interrelation between translation and migration, I argue that the war strongly affects…
Descriptors: Russian, Translation, Foreign Countries, War
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Maria Löfdahl; Johan Järlehed; Daniel Wojahn; Tommaso M. Milani; Tove Rosendal; Helle Lykke Nielsen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This paper examines the relationship between language, (in)visibility, and (im)mobility in racialized spaces, focusing on Finnish, Somali, and Arabic speakers in Sweden. Using a theoretical framework based on hegemonic whiteness and intersectionality, the study explores how multilingual practices and subjectivities intersect with race, religion,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Racial Relations, Multilingualism
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Michael Mora-Rodriguez – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In today's global world, many people can move across borders as travelling has become much easier in many ways. However, the securitization of borders has not been relaxed, implying that multilingual police-civilian interactions are becoming more 'commonplace'. Within the framework of conversation analysis, this article presents a novel study on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, National Security, Police, Second Languages
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Iker Erdocia; Josep Soler – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Public intellectual life is an area of inquiry that has not received a great deal of attention within the field of sociolinguistics. This article investigates the performative dimension of public intellectual engagement in the area of language and gender and, more specifically, how epistemic authority about gender-neutral language is constructed…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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Hyeseung Jeong; Stephanie Lindemann – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Research has suggested that Swedish higher education institutions' (HEIs') language policies may exclude some academic staff from work-related activities due to (dual) monolingual ideologies requiring one language at a time. This study, based on the analysis of twenty-one language policy texts, investigates HEIs' policies using a lens of inclusion…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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David C. S. Li; Wong Tak-sum – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This study aims at investigating how loanwords from Japanese and Korean are used in informal written Cantonese media discourse, including print and social media. Data from these media were collected from designated websites for 15?min every other day over a two-week period. The results show that loanwords from Korean, being written in a…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Sino Tibetan Languages, Pronunciation, Language Variation
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Emma Portugal; Sean Nonnenmacher – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Through the analysis of materials such as online articles, blogs, and radio broadcasts, this paper investigates linguistic purism toward Russian and English loanwords in the understudied context of post-Soviet Armenia. Our analysis finds that public commentators categorize potential loanwords as "borrowings" ([foreign characters…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Russian, English, Linguistic Borrowing
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Marie-Eve Bouchard – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Teachers play an essential role in fostering linguistic security in their classrooms. The aim of this study is to identify the language ideologies articulated by teachers in the Francophone schools of the English-dominant context of British Columbia (Canada) in order to explore how the different practices they implement to foster the use of French…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, French, English (Second Language)
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Simo Määttä; Tuija Kinnunen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This article examines verbal and non-verbal communication between the interpreter and the injured party in a video-recorded main hearing of a criminal matter at a court of first instance in Finland. The language of the court was Finnish and the interpreter and injured party communicated in French, the interpreter's B language and the injured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courts, Translation, Speech Communication