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Duarte, Joana; Günther-van der Meij, Mirjam – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The paper focuses on translanguaging practices of highly skilled refugees in a transition program in Dutch higher education. The pathways for refugees to enter higher education are full of obstacles. Acquiring the new language at a university level is one of the biggest challenges. Many institutions offer 'transition programs' to prepare refugees…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Dijkstra, Bianca E.; Coler, Matt; Redeker, Gisela – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Although international truckers are essential to the European supply chain, we know little about how they deal with their frequent multilingual workplace interactions. This paper examines the effects of participants' Individual Multilingual Repertoires (Pitzl, Marie-Luise. 2016. World Englishes and creative idioms in English as a lingua franca.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Indo European Languages, Polish
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van Mulken, Margot; Hendriks, Berna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This paper reports on an experimental study investigating alternative communication modes to English as a Lingua Franca. The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of different modes of communication and to gain insight in communication strategies used by interlocutors to solve referential conflicts. Findings show that ELF may not necessarily be…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication, Official Languages, English (Second Language)
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Hendriks, Berna; van Meurs, Frank; van der Meij, Els – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Commercials regularly feature foreign accents. This paper aims to investigate whether the use of foreign accents in radio commercials is more effective for congruent than incongruent products, and whether foreign-accented commercials are evaluated differently than non-accented commercials. In an experiment, a group of 228 Dutch participants rated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Pronunciation, Advertising
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Van de Velde, Hans; Kissine, Mikhail; Tops, Evie; van der Harst, Sander; van Hout, Roeland – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2010
In this paper a series of studies of standard Dutch pronunciation in Belgium and the Netherlands is presented. The research is based on two speech corpora: a diachronic corpus of radio speech (1935-1995) and a synchronic corpus of Belgian and Netherlandic standard Dutch from different regions at the turn of the millennium. It is shown that two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Standard Spoken Usage, Dialects
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Rutten, Gijsbert; Vosters, Rik – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2010
This paper discusses metalinguistic discourse and orthographical practice in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in the southern Netherlands ("Flanders"). Whereas a lot is known about Dutch language standardization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, what happened after that, especially in the southern territories, is…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, Diachronic Linguistics