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Mazzaferro, Gerardo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Translanguaging has now become central to a sociolinguistics that foregrounds globalization and mobility as key concepts for grasping human beings' capacity to engage with and draw on both multiple linguistic -- including named languages -- and semiotic resources dynamically and in combination for the purpose of meaning-making (García, Ofelia…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Kubota, Ryuko – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The impact of neoliberalism on language education has recently attracted scholars' attention. Linguistic entrepreneurship is a conceptual lens through which neoliberal implications for language learning and use can be investigated. This commentary offers comments on common threads of themes running through the four articles in this special issue.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Richardson, Kay; Queen, Robin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
In this short commentary piece, the authors stand back from many of the specific details in the seven papers which constitute the special issue, and offer some observations which attempt to identify and assess points of similarity and difference amongst them, under a number of different general headings. To the extent that the "sociolinguistics of…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Bilingualism, Films
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Bucholtz, Mary; Hall, Kira – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This commentary responds to the papers in the special issue "Accomplishing identity in bilingual interaction" and particularly to the use of Bucholtz and Hall's (2004a, 2004b, 2005) framework for the linguistic analysis of identities in interaction. The commentary focuses on the relationship between theory and empirical work, with attention to the…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Theory Practice Relationship, Ideology, Interaction Process Analysis