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Michael Mora-Rodriguez – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In today's global world, many people can move across borders as travelling has become much easier in many ways. However, the securitization of borders has not been relaxed, implying that multilingual police-civilian interactions are becoming more 'commonplace'. Within the framework of conversation analysis, this article presents a novel study on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, National Security, Police, Second Languages
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Flom, Haley; Young, Andrea S. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In France, education policies concerning children's home languages have recently changed, with the country's highly centralized and monolingual national education system now promoting inclusive language policies, specifically at the pre-primary level (M.E.N. (Ministère de l'Education Nationale). 2016. "Statégie langues vivantes." 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Usage, Preschool Teachers
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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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Jaffe, Alexandra – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article explores the carefully managed semiotic complex found in the Corsican village of Pigna with respect to the themes of pride and profit in the valuation of minority languages. This complex includes the careful coordination of color, graphics, the use of the Corsican language, as well as high-tech soundscaping of place through QR codes…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Color
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Harrison, Michelle Anne – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
This article examines the current situation of regional language bilingual primary education in Alsace and contends that the regional language presents a special case in the context of France. The language comprises two varieties: Alsatian, which traditionally has been widely spoken, and Standard German, used as the language of reference and…
Descriptors: German, Language Variation, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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von Münchow, Patricia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Chua, 2011) and "Bringing up bébé: One American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting" (Druckerman, 2012) are two recent global bestsellers belonging to a relatively new discursive genre: the intercultural parenting book. The purpose of this article is to present the first findings…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Books, Cultural Influences
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Farenkia, Bernard Mulo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Descriptions of regional pragmatic variation in French are lacking to date the focus has been on a limited range of speech acts, including apologies, requests, compliments and responses to compliments. The present paper, a systematic analysis of invitation refusals across regional varieties of French, is designed to add to the research on…
Descriptors: French, Pragmatics, Language Variation, Foreign Countries
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Culpeper, Jonathan; Crawshaw, Robert; Harrison, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This paper aims to enhance our understanding of interactions between French/English Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs) and their school mentors (MEs), and, more specifically, of how "advice" is sought, given and received. More generally, it will articulate a pragmatic approach (employing the notion of "activity type") that can…
Descriptors: Mentors, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries