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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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Rindal, Ulrikke – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This study investigates attitudes towards varieties of English among Norwegian adolescent learners and assesses the role of social evaluation for second language (L2) pronunciation choices by combining a verbal guise test with speaker commentary and reports of language choices. The results suggest that while American English is the most accessible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Vincze, Laszlo; Harwood, Jake – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This paper explores the role of mediated intergroup contact in improving intergroup attitudes between Italian speakers and German speakers in South Tyrol, Italy. Specifically, we examine how German-language television consumption affects attitudes towards the German-speaking group among Italian- speaking youth. The data ("N" = 229) were…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Geographic Regions, Multilingualism, Italian