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Li, Wendong; Gong, Yang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This study adopted a social network perspective to explore the academic discourse socialization experiences of eight degree-seeking multilingual international students at a university in eastern China. Based on a triangulation of ethnographic interviews, social network questionnaires, and supplementary sources (e.g.,┬ávoluntarily submitted…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Socialization, Academic Language, Network Analysis
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Cui, Ying; Liu, Xiao; Cheng, Yuqin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Chinese subtitling of English trailers is essential for marketing foreign films in China, and there is a need to focus on audience reception. Ideal subtitles are expected to provide a necessary aid to the audience but to attract as little attention as possible. Paralinguistic factors like punctuation can influence the audience's attention and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Punctuation, Films, Captions
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Hou, Song; Yuan, Mingming – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper examines translation and transcultural remembrance of the 1918-19 Great Influenza or the more often yet mistakenly called "Spanish flu" for lessons to combat COVID-19 in Chinese online media. It presents a case study of "covert transediting" in the "Shanghai Observer," i.e., a journalistic opinion that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The decolonization of knowledge is increasingly high on the agenda of applied and sociolinguistics. This article contributes to this agenda by examining how peripheral multilingual scholars confront their linguistic and epistemic exclusion from global knowledge production. Based on the product of such a challenge┬á-- a Chinese-centric special issue…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Periodicals
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Li, Wendy; De Costa, Peter I. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The global spread of English has made it the dominant language in academic publishing (Hyland, Ken. 2015. "Academic Publishing: Issues and Challenges in the Construction of Knowledge." Oxford: Oxford University Press). Influenced by enterprise culture, scholars from peripheral non-Western countries face mounting pressure to publish in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing for Publication, Foreign Nationals, International Cooperation
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Chen, Xi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, new global challenges have been presented to all affected countries, underlining the importance of international communication and co-operation. This study examines a particular linguistic means, classical Chinese poetry, used successfully by China, Japan and South Korea to facilitate their intercultural…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Leticia-Tian; Zhao, Sumin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Diaspora vloggers--migrants who produce video blogs in the language of their home countries for a transnational diaspora community--have been a largely overlooked group in the studies of social media. This paper focuses on the unique role of Chinese diaspora vloggers during an unprecedented global event--the COVID-19 pandemic. Using manual keyword…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Media, Video Technology
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Li, Yuming; Rao, Gaoqi; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
National emergency language competence (NELC) can be understood as the capacity to use language to cope with domestic and international public emergencies. NELC constitutes the foundation of and guidance for the provision of emergency language services. Based on a review of emergency language services and language competence development, this…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Emergency Programs
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Zhang, Jie; Wu, Yuqin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Translation is an important means of enabling access to information in an emergency response. Increasingly, volunteer translators have been using social media platforms to self-organize and carry out urgent translation tasks that effectively complement official disaster relief efforts. However, the role of crowdsourced translations and the…
Descriptors: Translation, Language Usage, COVID-19, Information Dissemination
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Li, Jia; Xie, Ping; Ai, Bin; Li, Lisheng – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
While an increasing literature on multilingualism addresses the key role of language in access to social resources, including crisis communication, little attention has been paid to practices of English-mediated multilingualism. Based on semi-structured interviews with 10 international students from South Asia and Southeast Asia receiving their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students, Multilingualism
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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Multilingual crisis communication has emerged as a global challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global public health communication is characterized by the large-scale exclusion of linguistic minorities from timely high-quality information. The severe limitations of multilingual crisis communication that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare result…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Language Usage, Information Dissemination
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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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Song, Yang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Taking a photo-studio brand named "Naive Blue"([Chinese characters omitted]) as a case study, this article seeks to contribute to the understanding of translingual practices as stylistic strategies for commercial purposes in the era of globalization. Sociolinguistic analysis of the brand logo, shop signs and social media promotional…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Chan, Clara Ho-yan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper proposes law drafting techniques, especially in Chinese, that aim to enhance the fluency and readability of Hong Kong bilingual legislation. The study is based on the plain language guide published by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong in 2012, with the goal of helping the current legislation to comply with the guidelines. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legislation, Language Usage, Bilingualism
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Gao, Shuang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper examines language ideologies underlying the media representation of Chinese citizens speaking multiple foreign languages. It argues that a figure of good citizenship is being articulated via valorization of multilingual competence that is grounded both in the newly cherished moral values of neoliberal globalization -- entrepreneurship,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Moral Values, Patriotism, Social Class
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