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Marie-Eve Bouchard – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Teachers play an essential role in fostering linguistic security in their classrooms. The aim of this study is to identify the language ideologies articulated by teachers in the Francophone schools of the English-dominant context of British Columbia (Canada) in order to explore how the different practices they implement to foster the use of French…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, French, English (Second Language)
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Wedin, Åsa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article investigates to what extent spaces created in the language introduction programme (LIP) in Upper Secondary School in Sweden close or open up for students' varied linguistic resources, to create an understanding of the implementational spaces of the educational environments that the school represents, and of the ideological…
Descriptors: Ideology, Language Usage, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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Rácz, Krisztina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania. Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Hungarian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Translanguaging has gained prominence as a way to understand multilingual practices and draw on these in additional language teaching, but questions remain regarding its application in various educational contexts. This study investigates the significance of translanguaging across instructional settings by comparing discourses of markedness in…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lorenz, Eliane; Hasai, Yevheniia; Siemund, Peter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Foreign language learners frequently use words from their previously acquired language(s) in the target language, especially if these languages are related (Ringbom, Håkan. 2001. Lexical transfer in L3 production. In Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen & Ulrike Jessner (eds.), "Cross-linguistic influence in third language acquisition:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, Psycholinguistics
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Gabriel, Christoph; Klinger, Thorsten; Usanova, Irina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
We investigate the interrelations between pronunciation and writing skills in French as a foreign language produced by two groups of bilingual learners (German-Russian; German-Turkish) and a monolingually raised German control group (each n = 10). As an indicator of the learners' pronunciation skills, we refer to a perceptually relevant acoustic…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Spelling, Pronunciation, Correlation
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Brehmer, Bernhard; Steinbach, Dominika; Arifulin, Vladimir – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The article focuses on whether and to which extent heritage bilinguals make use of their heritage language while developing receptive skills in unknown languages which are either related to the majority language or the heritage language. Thirty four adolescent heritage speakers of Russian and Polish and a control group of thirty three German…
Descriptors: Native Language, Slavic Languages, German, Bilingualism
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Gogolin, Ingrid; Schnoor, Birger; Usanova, Irina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Throughout an educational career, literacy skills become more elaborated. However, little is known about the development of reading and writing skills in foreign languages in adolescents. In this contribution, we focused on the development of language skills in the foreign languages English and French in Germany as measured by a C-Test. Hereby, we…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Transnational migrant students have been found to experience marginalization in educational contexts around the world. This critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores the incorporation and learning outcomes of an as yet under-researched group: transnational migrant students from Myanmar in a border high school in China. This context is unique…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Ethnography
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Dolowy-Rybinska, Nicole – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper investigates how bilingual Upper Sorbian-German teachers who belong to the Sorbian speech community (Lusatia, Germany) introduce the minority language during German language lessons in an Upper Sorbian school. In Lusatia, as well as in Sorbian schools, bilingualism is not of equal character; minority language speakers are all bilingual…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Teachers, Language Minorities, German
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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Caballé, Ester; Petreñas, Cristina; Huguet, Ángel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article presents a mixed method analysis of the language attitudes held by secondary education students of Romanian origin, which are members of the second largest immigrant population living currently in Catalonia. The relevance of this data is based on the cardinal role played by attitudes in the success of any educational or linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Immigrants, Secondary School Students
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Archakis, Argiris – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
Drawing on Critical Discourse Analysis and, more specifically, on the relationship between the macro-level of dominant discourses and the micro-level of individual positionings, we examine the way linguistic identities are constructed by immigrant students of Albanian origin in Greece. We elaborate on two "competitive" discourses: the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multilingualism, Immigrants, Language Minorities
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Lamb, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The transgressive use of language by out-group speakers, or crossing is used in a variety of ways to achieve both affiliative and disaffiliative ends among youths. However, crossing can also be used as an affiliative resource in asymmetrical power relations between teachers and students. Reporting on the findings of a 1.5 year ethnography of an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Audio Equipment, Language Variation, Multilingualism
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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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Jeeves, Anna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
In this study perceptions of post-compulsory school studies in Iceland were investigated through semi-structured interviews. While colloquial English suffices for entertainment, hobbies and Internet use in Iceland, a high level of proficiency is required for employment and tertiary study. School learners and young people in tertiary study and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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