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Harrison, Michelle Anne – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
This article examines the current situation of regional language bilingual primary education in Alsace and contends that the regional language presents a special case in the context of France. The language comprises two varieties: Alsatian, which traditionally has been widely spoken, and Standard German, used as the language of reference and…
Descriptors: German, Language Variation, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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Budach, Gabriele – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This article investigates the educational trajectories of young multilingual learners in Germany. Drawing on previous ethnographic research in a primary bilingual German-Italian Two-Way-Immersion classroom, this study examines the continuity and fragmentation of multilingual learning as they occur in the transition from primary to secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Ethnography, Italian
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Cashman, Holly R. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This paper examines the use of impoliteness by Spanish-English bilingual pre-adolescents as a resource for accomplishing identities in spontaneous conversational interactions in an elementary school setting. The theoretical approach employed integrates the concept of relational work (Locher 2004; Locher and Watts 2005), which is based on Goffman's…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interpersonal Communication, Social Environment, Bilingualism