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Li, Wendy; De Costa, Peter I. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The global spread of English has made it the dominant language in academic publishing (Hyland, Ken. 2015. "Academic Publishing: Issues and Challenges in the Construction of Knowledge." Oxford: Oxford University Press). Influenced by enterprise culture, scholars from peripheral non-Western countries face mounting pressure to publish in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing for Publication, Foreign Nationals, International Cooperation
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Fuentes, Ronald – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This study examines how the transnational lives of two Sinhalese-speaking Sri Lankan families in the rural U.S. influenced family language policy (FLP) and how they (re)positioned themselves in response to their transnational lives. Employing an ethnographic design, including interviews and observations, this study explores the families' language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Rural Areas, Indo European Languages
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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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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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Haugh, Michael; Carbaugh, Donal – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Getting acquainted with others is one of the most basic interpersonal communication events. Yet there has only been a limited number of studies that have examined variation in the interactional practices through which unacquainted persons become acquainted and establish relationships across speakers of the same language. The current study focuses…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interpersonal Communication, Language Variation, English
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Hahn, Jee-Won; Hatfield, Hunter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2011
Brown and Levinson's ([1978] Politeness: Some universals in language use, Cambridge University Press, 1987) politeness theory has been criticized as being ethnocentric by displaying a Western preoccupation with autonomy and individualism. Many non-western societies, it is argued, are better understood by appealing to cultural discernment or group…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Intimacy, Foreign Countries
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Pinto, Derrin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
Although it may seem contradictory, when Spaniards "greet" each other in passing they often employ formulas associated with farewells such as "adios" ("bye") or "hasta luego" ("see you later"). This common practice contrasts with other languages like American English in which speakers use greeting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, North American English, Cross Cultural Studies, Spanish