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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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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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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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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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Ishihara, Noriko; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
In this article, we investigate second/foreign language teachers' translingual identity development through a narrative approach to their life histories. While several studies have investigated how teachers' intercultural experiences shape their identity formation and pedagogies, we explore not only the impact of teachers' identity on their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, Language Teachers
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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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van der Worp, Karin; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Several studies on multilingualism in the workplace have emphasized the role of English as a lingua franca. Other studies have paid attention to the interaction between English and local languages in workplaces where global orientations and local languages co-occur. The present study focuses on internationally oriented workplaces in the bilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Professional Personnel, International Trade, Corporations
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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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Ahmed, Mohamed A. H. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
The translation of bilingual literary texts may challenge a translator when s/he needs to transfer some embedded, foreign codes from a language other than the dominant language of the source text (ST) into the target text (TT). This study analyses the way in which code-switching (CS) is transferred into a TT, looking at the translation strategies…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Translation, Second Languages
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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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Smith-Christmas, Cassie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
The aim of this article is to illustrate the fluid nature of family language policy (FLP) and how the realities of any one FLP are re-negotiated by caregivers and children in tandem. In particular, the paper will focus on the affective dimensions of FLP and will demonstrate how the same reality--in this case, a grandmother's use of a child-centred…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Family Environment, Language Minorities
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