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Birnie-Smith, Jessica – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Variationist researchers are increasingly adopting intersectionality approaches to analyse identity-linked practice. However, the field of sociolinguistic variation is yet to embrace the full ramifications of intersectionality as an analytical framework. The current paper offers a new method for integrating intersectional approaches into…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Christina Hedman; Ulrika Magnusson – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper explores the role of collaborative teacher agency in facilitating translingual adjustments in a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden. We focus on three multicompetent language teachers, who taught minoritized languages in the marginalized Mother Tongue (MT) subject, Modern Languages, and offered Multilingual Study Mentoring.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Multilingualism, Native Language, Elementary School Students
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Omidire, Margaret Funke; Ayob, Sameera – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article reports on the outcome of utilising a multilingual strategy that promotes translanguaging to support primary grade learners and the enablers and constraints of the implementation of such strategies. Purposive sampling was used to select two schools. Grade 5 and 6 learners (N = 162) and their teachers (N = 3) participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Flom, Haley; Young, Andrea S. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In France, education policies concerning children's home languages have recently changed, with the country's highly centralized and monolingual national education system now promoting inclusive language policies, specifically at the pre-primary level (M.E.N. (Ministère de l'Education Nationale). 2016. "Statégie langues vivantes." 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Usage, Preschool Teachers
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Hopp, Holger; Kieseier, Teresa; Jakisch, Jenny; Sturm, Sarah; Thoma, Dieter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This paper reports findings of a project on pedagogical translanguaging (PTL) among 128 fourth-grade students learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in German primary schools. Over a period of six months, 20% of lesson time in EFL classes was devoted to multilingualism involving students' minority languages. In a control group pre-post-test…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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From, Tuuli – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Institutional education traditionally entails a premise of language separation. This article aims to analyse language management through spatial ideologies and practices as interconnected manifestations of language policies. Informed by post-structural theorisation, the analysis draws on ethnographic data produced at a co-located campus of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Language Planning, Finno Ugric Languages, Swedish
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Bae, Sohee; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper examines how entrepreneurial visions of the future contribute to neoliberalism's appropriation of language learning as a strategy for capital accumulation. Taking as an example South Korea's heavy investment in children's English language learning -- commonly known as early English education ("yeongeo jogi gyoyuk") -- it…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Karrebaek, Martha Sif; Nergiz, Özgün – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
Although not often discussed, complementary ('mother tongue') classrooms comprise participants who differ substantially in a number of ways. Differences comprise, e.g. participants' orientations to and understandings of the indexicalities of linguistic registers, which may have been brought along from the presupposed country of origin. It has…
Descriptors: Socialization, Classroom Communication, Native Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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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