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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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Perrino, Sabina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In this article, I explore how language revitalization initiatives are rescaled as part of a local, historical and sociocultural revitalization project in which ethnonationalist aspirations emerge in Northeastern Italy's Veneto region. Through an analysis of political emblems, textual artifacts, and speech participants' stories, I examine how the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Maintenance, Political Influences, History
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Sallabank, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a small, semi-autonomous archipelago in the English Channel. Although it is a British Crown dependency and part of the British Isles, it has its own parliament and does not belong to the United Kingdom or the European Union. This unusual geopolitical situation means that the nation-state has little relevance. It is…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Language Fluency, Foreign Countries
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McLeod, Wilson – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The Gaelic language in Scotland presents a useful case study for the conceptualisation of minority languages. A key issue has been the extent to which Gaelic is understood as belonging to a discrete minority within Scotland and a bounded territory in the northwest of the country, or as a national language of significance to all of Scotland. Using…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
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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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Bassiouney, Reem – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
'Sa?idi dialect' is a general phrase used by Egyptians to refer to a group of dialects spoken in an area that stretches from the south of Cairo to the border of the Sudan. Of all the dialects found throughout Egypt and the Arab world, Sa?idi Arabic is one of the most ridiculed, stigmatised and stereotyped in the media. Salient phonological and…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Nonstandard Dialects, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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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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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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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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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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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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Gu, Michelle – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This paper, drawing on the notion of symbolic competence and insights from complexity theory, investigates the multilingual practices of university students in group discussions. The data analysis reveals that the protagonists' language uses index the various ways in which their rehearsal of potential identities, language ideologies, histories,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication, College Students, Communication Strategies
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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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