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Hansen Edwards, Jette G. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
The study employs a case study approach to examine the impact of educational backgrounds on nine Hong Kong tertiary students' English and Cantonese language practices and identifications as native speakers of English and Cantonese. The study employed both survey and interview data to probe the participants' English and Cantonese language use at…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language of Instruction, Sino Tibetan Languages, Self Concept
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
"Cunt" is currently one of the most offensive words in the English language and is usually censored in the English press and media. The present study looks firstly at differences between 1159 first (L1) and 1165 foreign (LX) users of English in their perceived understanding of the word, its perceived offensiveness and their self-reported…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), English, Native Language
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Takei, Noriko; Burdelski, Matthew – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This article explores the construction and shifting of "expert" and "novice" roles between and within two languages (Japanese and English). Taking a language socialization perspective while drawing upon insights from conversation analysis on epistemics in interaction, it analyzes seven hours of audio recordings of dinnertime…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Family Relationship, Bilingualism, Language Usage
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Kankaanranta, Anne; Karhunen, Päivi; Louhiala-Salminen, Leena – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This conceptual paper advances the notion of "English as corporate language" in the multilingual reality of multinational companies (MNC) with novel insights from the English as lingua franca (ELF) paradigm of sociolinguistics. Inspired by Goffman, Erving. 1959. "The presentation of self in everyday life." New York: Doubleday.…
Descriptors: Corporations, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Lønsmann, Dorte; Kraft, Kamilla – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Transnational mobility results in a diversification of languages and cultures in the workplace. A common means of managing this diversity is to introduce language policies that often privilege English or the locally dominant language(s). In contrast, managing their everyday working lives may require employees to draw on a range of multilingual and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Work Environment, Power Structure
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Hassan, Dina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed a growing preoccupation with multilingual texts across the world. Literary code-switching is becoming significantly valuable as it allows readers access to the trans-lingual and transcultural experiences of bilinguals in monolingual majority societies. More importantly, as the recent surge in the…
Descriptors: Novels, Multilingualism, Literature, Code Switching (Language)
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Tamtomo, Kristian – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Indonesian vocational secondary education reflects the increasingly multilingual demands of globalized education and labor market. This study focuses on two orders of multiple languages that are present in vocational high schools in Semarang, Central Java. It aims not only to describe the different orders of languages, but also to suggest that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Song, Yang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Taking a photo-studio brand named "Naive Blue"([Chinese characters omitted]) as a case study, this article seeks to contribute to the understanding of translingual practices as stylistic strategies for commercial purposes in the era of globalization. Sociolinguistic analysis of the brand logo, shop signs and social media promotional…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Kirsch, Claudine; Gogonas, Nikolaos – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis-led migration from Southern to Northwestern Europe, the present paper reports on a case study of two families who have recently migrated from Greece to Luxembourg. Luxembourg has a trilingual education system and many pupils of migrant background face difficulties on this account. Drawing on the framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Immigrants, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan; La Morgia, Francesca – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Drawing on theories of family language policy and literacy environment, this inquiry explores and describes how family language policy is managed through literacy resources and literacy related activities in transnational families in the UK. A total of 66 families, each with at least one child between the age of 2 and 8, participated in this…
Descriptors: Native Language, Family Environment, Italian, Urdu
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Williams-van Klinken, Catharina; Hajek, John – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Tetun Dili, an Austronesian language spoken in East Timor, was until 1999 primarily an oral language of intercultural communication. Since the 1999 vote on independence from Indonesia, Tetun Dili has become the dominant language of public life, including the government, education and the media, as well as becoming an official language alongside…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Portuguese, Translation, Official Languages
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Rezaei, Saeed; Tadayyon, Maedeh – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper reports on the diversity of languages displayed in the linguistic landscape of Julfa district, a largely Armenian dominated area, in the city of Isfahan in Iran. The data included a corpus of 323 photographs taken from the top-down and bottom-up signage in this quarter of the city. Ethnographic fieldwork was also conducted to reach a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Photography, Neighborhoods
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Smith-Khan, Laura – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
Theories of language policy increasingly emphasise focusing on the specific contexts in which language management occurs. In government settings, policy seeks to shape how individuals interact with officials. Australian asylum procedure is an area where policy aims at tight control. I examine how communication is managed in this setting, in which…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives
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Subtirelu, Nicholas Close – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
Institutions of higher education (HEIs) in English-speaking countries have been engaged in internationalization for decades. Among the many factors driving their internationalization are commitments to increasing and celebrating diversity as well as a desire to foster cross-cultural cooperation. Nonetheless, the linguistic diversity of their…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Applied Linguistics
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ONeill, Gary Thomas – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This ethnographic case study examines the factors that contribute to multilingual choices and the construction of identities in a linguistically diverse family within a linguistically diverse city, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Based on interviews with a female Emirati in her early thirties, the article examines this young woman's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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