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Viaut, Alain – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The notion of "linguistic minority" not only incorporates the concept of group but also serves to define that group. Yet the relation between language and group can be considered in various ways. The primary function of language being that of communication, this will necessarily play a key role in defining the contours of any group whose…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Minorities, Correlation, Native Language
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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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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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Bourhis, Richard Y.; Sioufi, Rana – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This article analyses how language laws favouring French improved the vitality of the Francophone majority relative to the declining Anglophone minority of Quebec. Part one provides a review of Canadian Government efforts to provide federal bilingual services to Francophones and Anglophones across Canada. Using the ethnolinguistic vitality…
Descriptors: Language Planning, French, Official Languages, Bilingualism