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Sichani, Behnam Rezvani; Afrouz, Mahmoud; Moinzadeh, Ahmad – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Multilingualism serves an important function in the characterization of an audiovisual product; thus, its representation in translations demands scientific attention. The task of rendering multilingualism in translation becomes more complicated when no or limited access to the original audio content is possible. This being so, this study…
Descriptors: Captions, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Multilingualism
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Tamleh, Hadis; Rezaei, Saeed; Boivin, Nettie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Minority language studies have received increasing attention over the last decade in Iran. Drawing on Spolsky's (Spolsky, Bernard. 2004. "Language policy." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) language policy theoretical framework, this inquiry reports on the language ideologies, practices, and management efforts of an under-explored…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Maintenance, Indo European Languages, Bilingualism
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Ghandchi, Narges – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This article investigates encounters between the two overall language resources -- standard vs. non-standard and regional varieties -- in two linguistic minority communities in Denmark. Concentrating on Turkish and Farsi mother tongue classes, the study departs from two interviews with the parents of mother tongue students. Additional ethnographic…
Descriptors: Turkish, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction
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Rezaei, Saeed; Tadayyon, Maedeh – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This paper reports on the diversity of languages displayed in the linguistic landscape of Julfa district, a largely Armenian dominated area, in the city of Isfahan in Iran. The data included a corpus of 323 photographs taken from the top-down and bottom-up signage in this quarter of the city. Ethnographic fieldwork was also conducted to reach a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Photography, Neighborhoods
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Babai Shishavan, Homa; Sharifian, Farzad – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
The aim of this study was to explore pragmalinguistic strategies employed by a group of Iranian English language learners when making refusals to invitations, requests, offers and suggestions in their first (Persian) and second (English) languages. Data were collected from 86 participants through a Discourse Completion Test (DCT). The social…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bani-Shoraka, Helena – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This study examines how bilingual family members use language choice and language alternation as a local scheme of interpretation to distinguish different and often contesting social identities in interaction. It is argued that the playful creation of oppositional identities in interaction relieves the speakers from responsibility and creates a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Family Relationship, Language Usage, Foreign Countries