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Jacobs, Marie; Maryns, Katrijn – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Discursive input functions as the core decisive element in answering the legal dilemma of whether someone is eligible for international protection. This pleads in favour of strengthening the narrative-discursive component in migration studies by offering a micro-sociolinguistic analysis of interactional data from diverse legal encounters with…
Descriptors: Refugees, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Bouko, Catherine; Standaert, Olivier; Vandendaele, Astrid – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In this paper, we examine how the francophone TV audience is introduced to the Flemish community and its language through daily news broadcasts. More specifically, our research looks at how the Dutch language is used when francophone journalists prepare and produce their reports -- during all stages of the process --, up until the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism, Professional Personnel, Multilingualism
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Vandenbroucke, Mieke – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper focuses on how different historical stages of socio-economic development in Brussels are played out on the ground over time in one particular inner-city neighbourhood, the Quartier Dansaert. In particular, I document the history of this neighbourhood and how urban change and gentrification have impacted the outlook of multilingualism…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Neighborhoods, Urban Areas, History
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De Wilde, July; Van Hoof, Sarah; Decock, Sofie; Rillof, Pascal; Van Praet, Ellen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper addresses the challenges service providers are facing amidst growing ethnolinguistic diversity in a neoliberal climate. We focus on the public service provider Kind & Gezin (K&G), the agency that monitors the wellbeing of young children on behalf of the Flemish authorities in Belgium. We demonstrate that the organisation has…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Health Services, Ethnography, Neoliberalism
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Jaspers, Jürgen; Meeuwis, Michael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This paper addresses the fact that in spite of the descriptive and well-intentioned ambitions of much sociolinguistic-ethnographic research, members of studied groups often continue to interpret such research as a largely vertically organized socio-political activity that communicates a prescriptive social and linguistic normativity the researcher…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Language Research
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Van de Velde, Hans; Kissine, Mikhail; Tops, Evie; van der Harst, Sander; van Hout, Roeland – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2010
In this paper a series of studies of standard Dutch pronunciation in Belgium and the Netherlands is presented. The research is based on two speech corpora: a diachronic corpus of radio speech (1935-1995) and a synchronic corpus of Belgian and Netherlandic standard Dutch from different regions at the turn of the millennium. It is shown that two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Standard Spoken Usage, Dialects