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Kirsch, Claudine; Gogonas, Nikolaos – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis-led migration from Southern to Northwestern Europe, the present paper reports on a case study of two families who have recently migrated from Greece to Luxembourg. Luxembourg has a trilingual education system and many pupils of migrant background face difficulties on this account. Drawing on the framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Immigrants, Language Usage, Family Environment
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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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Angouri, Jo; Miglbauer, Marlene – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
In multinational corporate companies, multilingualism is often a daily reality for employees and the negotiation of language practices for work and social purposes, a routine. Despite the role of English as a lingua franca, the linguistic ecology of modern workplaces is dynamic, rich and diverse. While English is often used for communication…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mahili, Ifigenia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
Today's corporate world is in a state of flux. The globalisation of business activity and the escalating economic crises force even small/medium enterprises to become international. This impacts on the competitiveness, profitability and survival of organisations, and as a result the companies' recruitment strategies and language policies,…
Descriptors: Greek, Global Approach, Business Communication, Language Usage
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Bella, Spyridoula – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
This study explores the pragmatic awareness of instructed L2 learners of Greek (economic migrants) by examining the extent to which these learners display differences in their recognition and rating of pragmatic and grammatical violations. Methodologically, the study is largely based on the Bardovi-Harlig & Dornyei (1998) study on pragmatic…
Descriptors: Grammar, Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, Pragmatics
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Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2009
The aim of the study is to identify and interpret the exact aspects of Greek interlanguage modification which present deviations from native usage. As such, it is an investigation of Greek ESL university students' request modification and a comparison to British English native speakers. More specifically, it concentrates on the mitigating function…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Interlanguage, Native Speakers, Pragmatics
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Koufogiorgou, Andromahi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This paper investigates the sociolinguistic effects and issues of identity in Metsovo, Greece, that have been the result of the presence of about 100 Albanian families who arrived there as economic migrants in the 1990s. The village of Metsovo is largely bilingual in Greek and Vlach (Aromanian). The migrants from Albania are either Muslims,…
Descriptors: Muslims, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Migrants