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Arukask, Madis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article focuses on the concept of "letter" in oral folklore. The main research material is examples from the older folk songs of Seto, where a letter, a book and other items referring to literacy are mentioned. Texts under consideration are poetical and the meaning conveyed in them is not always very clear. The term…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Folk Culture, Mythology, Singing
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Brown, Kara D. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article explores policy and pedagogical pliability as strategies for perpetuating and protecting regional languages, like Võro, in the twenty-first century. The concept of pliability, as I develop it in this article, refers to the flexibility and adaptability of policies that are free from prescriptive and strict mandates. By examining this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Maintenance, Teaching Methods
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Soler-Carbonell, Josep – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
The role of English as a global language and its consequences for the internationalization of higher education are matters that have increasingly drawn the attention of researchers from different fields of language and communication. In this paper, an overview of the situation in Estonia is presented. The Estonian context has not previously been…
Descriptors: Graduates, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, English (Second Language)
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Frick, Maria; Riionheimo, Helka – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
Through a conversation analytic investigation of Finnish-Estonian bilingual (direct) reported speech (i.e., voicing) by Finns who live in Estonia, this study shows how code-switching is used as a double contextualization device. The code-switched voicings are shaped by the on-going interactional situation, serving its needs by opening up a context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Finno Ugric Languages, Immigrants
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Tryggvason, Marja-Terttu; Tulviste, Tiia; De Geer, Boel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
The present study compares preschool children in Finland, Estonia and Sweden regarding linguistic structures with which children in dyads elicited talk from each other in a naturalistic play activity. Nineteen Finnish (mean age 5.1), 19 Estonian (mean age 5.4) and 17 Swedish (mean age 5.1) same-sex pairs were video-recorded by a native researcher.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Play, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries