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Michael Mora-Rodriguez – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In today's global world, many people can move across borders as travelling has become much easier in many ways. However, the securitization of borders has not been relaxed, implying that multilingual police-civilian interactions are becoming more 'commonplace'. Within the framework of conversation analysis, this article presents a novel study on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, National Security, Police, Second Languages
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Iker Erdocia; Josep Soler – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Public intellectual life is an area of inquiry that has not received a great deal of attention within the field of sociolinguistics. This article investigates the performative dimension of public intellectual engagement in the area of language and gender and, more specifically, how epistemic authority about gender-neutral language is constructed…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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Qianqian Zhang-Wu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study I indicate that lengthened family interaction time during pandemic lockdowns can afford children significantly more exposure and opportunities to enhance their heritage language, but that this does not diminish the constant dilemma between striving to balance English acquisition and heritage language maintenance. Using…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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Einas Bashir Albadawi; Bedrettin Yazan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study, we analyze interview data from 17 mothers of Arabic-English multilingual families to examine their experiences of maintaining their children's Arabic language development during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were interested in exploring the challenges they faced during the pandemic and their responses to those challenges with the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Language Planning, Educational Policy, COVID-19
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Elisabet García González; Liquan Liu; Elizabeth Lanza – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
The first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in school closures and homeschooling for families across the world. This provided a unique scenario to investigate multilingual family language interaction, and specifically, challenges and opportunities for home language (HL) use. This study is rooted in Family Language Policy (FLP) research,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Federica Bulgarelli; Christine E. Potter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive lockdowns interrupted daily routines, including childcare. We asked whether these interruptions, and the inevitable changes in the people with whom children spent their waking hours, caused changes in the languages that children heard. We retrospectively queried parents of young children (0-4 years) in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Usage, Student Experience, COVID-19
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Luyao Li; Xiaoli Liu; Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This paper reports on a study of Chinese parents' involvement in their children's heritage language (HL) development during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK. Involving seven transnational families, we examined the roles parents played during the online learning sessions and the factors shaping their involvement. Employing a netnographic approach,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education
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David C. S. Li; Wong Tak-sum – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This study aims at investigating how loanwords from Japanese and Korean are used in informal written Cantonese media discourse, including print and social media. Data from these media were collected from designated websites for 15?min every other day over a two-week period. The results show that loanwords from Korean, being written in a…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Sino Tibetan Languages, Pronunciation, Language Variation
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Marie-Eve Bouchard – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Teachers play an essential role in fostering linguistic security in their classrooms. The aim of this study is to identify the language ideologies articulated by teachers in the Francophone schools of the English-dominant context of British Columbia (Canada) in order to explore how the different practices they implement to foster the use of French…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, French, English (Second Language)
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Simo Määttä; Tuija Kinnunen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This article examines verbal and non-verbal communication between the interpreter and the injured party in a video-recorded main hearing of a criminal matter at a court of first instance in Finland. The language of the court was Finnish and the interpreter and injured party communicated in French, the interpreter's B language and the injured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courts, Translation, Speech Communication
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Takeuchi, Jae DiBello – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
At a press conference in Japan, an L2-Japanese reporter questioned an L1-Japanese politician. Although the press conference was conducted in Japanese, the politician code-switched to English during their exchange. The reporter challenged the politician's code-switching; a confrontational exchange ensued. The reporter's reaction depicts the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese, Aggression
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Jacobs, Marie; Maryns, Katrijn – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Discursive input functions as the core decisive element in answering the legal dilemma of whether someone is eligible for international protection. This pleads in favour of strengthening the narrative-discursive component in migration studies by offering a micro-sociolinguistic analysis of interactional data from diverse legal encounters with…
Descriptors: Refugees, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Yusra, Kamaludin; Lestari, Yuni Budi; Juwaeriah, Yulia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
English has been for centuries seen as the native language of speakers in the English-speaking inner circle countries, as the second language of speakers in the former British-colony outer circle countries and as an international business lingua franca among speakers in the techno-economically powerful extended circle countries. Little is known…
Descriptors: Naming, Language Planning, Retailing, English (Second Language)
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Wadensjö, Cecilia; Rehnberg, Hanna Sofia; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The aim of this study is to demonstrate how the presence of an emerging written record may affect the content of an asylum narrative, based on which a decision concerning the asylum claimant's right to receive protection eventually is taken. The lion's share of studies on interpreter-mediated asylum interviews to date focus on risks involved with…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Decision Making, Translation
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Park, Mi Yung; Chung, Katalina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This narrative case study examines the identity development of two mixed-heritage (Korean/White and Korean/Japanese) university students in relation to Korean as a heritage language (HL) in New Zealand. The narratives of the two participants (Mia and Hannah) revealed that they grew up with different levels of exposure to the HL, which impacted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Heritage Education, Self Concept, Korean
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