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Hyeseung Jeong; Stephanie Lindemann – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Research has suggested that Swedish higher education institutions' (HEIs') language policies may exclude some academic staff from work-related activities due to (dual) monolingual ideologies requiring one language at a time. This study, based on the analysis of twenty-one language policy texts, investigates HEIs' policies using a lens of inclusion…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Chen, Xi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, new global challenges have been presented to all affected countries, underlining the importance of international communication and co-operation. This study examines a particular linguistic means, classical Chinese poetry, used successfully by China, Japan and South Korea to facilitate their intercultural…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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De Toni, Francesco – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
The relationship between the polite and conventional nature of friendly language and the sincerity of the writer's feelings is a central topic in linguistic and historical research on friendship in epistolary communication. This relationship can be understood in the context of the emotional values and conventionalised emotional practices that…
Descriptors: Authors, Friendship, Emotional Response, Language Usage
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Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This state-of-the-art article includes a review of past and recent studies on multilingualism at work in European environments. One aim is to provide the reader with a cross-cultural picture of workplace studies on various languages in Europe, another to discuss both positive and problem-based accounts of multilingualism at work. The overview…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Global Approach, Technological Advancement
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Soler-Carbonell, Josep – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
The role of English as a global language and its consequences for the internationalization of higher education are matters that have increasingly drawn the attention of researchers from different fields of language and communication. In this paper, an overview of the situation in Estonia is presented. The Estonian context has not previously been…
Descriptors: Graduates, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, English (Second Language)
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Graedler, Anne-Line – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This article explores some dimensions of how the role of the English language in Norway has been discursively constructed in newspapers during recent years, based on the analysis of data from the five-year period 2008-2012. The analysis is conducted using a specialised corpus containing 3,743 newspaper articles which were subjected to corpus-based…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Negative Attitudes, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries
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Björkman, Beyza – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This article presents an analysis and interpretation of language policy documents from eight Swedish universities with regard to intertextuality, authorship and content analysis of the notions of language practices and English as a lingua franca (ELF). The analysis is then linked to Spolsky's framework of language policy, namely language…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Swedish, Language Planning, English (Second Language)