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Jaffe, Alexandra – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article explores the carefully managed semiotic complex found in the Corsican village of Pigna with respect to the themes of pride and profit in the valuation of minority languages. This complex includes the careful coordination of color, graphics, the use of the Corsican language, as well as high-tech soundscaping of place through QR codes…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Color
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Coluzzi, Paolo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
Lombard is one of the 12-15 non-recognized regional languages spoken in Italy. This article focuses on the new speakers of Lombard, i. e. people who have learned or are learning Lombard as a second language. Through an open questionnaire the author has probed into various aspects concerning these new speakers' competence and learning trajectories,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning
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Brown, Justin; Deumert, Ana – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
In this article we provide a discussion of present-day Khoisan activism in Cape Town, South Africa. The main actors in this movement are people whose heritage is complex: their history can be traced back to the early days of the colonial settlement, reflecting the interactions and cohabitation of the indigenous Khoisan, slaves and the European…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Foreign Countries, Activism
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Banda, Felix; Jimaima, Hambaba – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
The article illustrates a sociolinguistics of language vitality that accounts for "minority" and unofficial languages across multiple localities in dispersed communities of multilingual speakers of Zambia where only seven out of seventy-three indigenous languages have been designated official and "zoned" for use in specified…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Maintenance, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Peltz, Rakhmiel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
In the contemporary world, language, at the heart of all human communication, has experienced social change in new ways. Previously distant groups communicate with each other both because of new migrations and as a result of the use of the Internet and digital media. Intimate communication has been shaken to the core as a result of screen usage on…
Descriptors: Activism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
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Kheirkhah, Mina; Cekaite, Asta – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The present study explores language socialization patterns in a Persian-Kurdish family in Sweden and examines how "one-parent, one-language" family language policies are instantiated and negotiated in parent-child interactions. The data consist of video-recordings and ethnographic observations of family interactions, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Indo European Languages, Immigrants