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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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Song, Yang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The refashioning of popular cultural resources has become a salient strategy for the construction of "hyper-real" spaces of cultural consumption worldwide. Taking Lefebvre's triadic model of space as the anchorage, this study proposes an analytical framework to examine the affective production of space. Ethnographic fieldwork was…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Television, Popular Culture, Sense of Community
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Campbell, Akua Asantewaa; Anderson, Jemima Asabea – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper examines the determinant factors motivating language choice in churches in coastal Accra, an area characterized by a high degree of urbanization and multilingualism. As this region is also ethnically Gã, we survey the attitudes of Gã congregants to the use of other languages in their churches, bearing in mind the pressure faced by Gã…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Churches, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Lan, Shu-Wen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Many English-medium instruction (EMI) classrooms in non-Anglophone countries adopt a multilingual stance, using English alongside the host country's local language(s). However, the perceptions of such multilingual practices held by students remain under-researched. Given many Asian countries' current drives to internationalize and diversify their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Multilingualism, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Han – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This study explores interpreters' role performance, lawyers' reactions to interpreters' performance, and the perceptions and expectations of the interpreter role among these two groups of professionals. It adopts an ethnographic approach to generate data from observations made in Australia of 20 authentic interpreted lawyer-client interviews and…
Descriptors: Translation, Ethics, Interviews, Lawyers
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Ito, Rika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This paper analyzes metalinguistic comments of two young Hmong Americans in the Minneapolis-St Paul area regarding their identity negotiation using tactics of intersubjectivity (Bucholtz & Hall 2004a, 2004b, 2005), the notion of brought-along identity (Williams 2008) and Zhang's (2017) sociohistorical perspectives in analyzing linguistic…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Asian Americans, Identification (Psychology), English (Second Language)
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Harrison, Michelle Anne – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
This article examines the current situation of regional language bilingual primary education in Alsace and contends that the regional language presents a special case in the context of France. The language comprises two varieties: Alsatian, which traditionally has been widely spoken, and Standard German, used as the language of reference and…
Descriptors: German, Language Variation, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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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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Wagner, Lauren – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This article posits that "passing" is a manipulation of ambiguously embodied characteristics, linguistic practice, and ratification by other speakers. I explore discourses and practices of "passing" by post-migrant generation, diasporically-resident Moroccans who seek to be unmarked by migration when bargaining in Moroccan…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Mahili, Ifigenia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
Today's corporate world is in a state of flux. The globalisation of business activity and the escalating economic crises force even small/medium enterprises to become international. This impacts on the competitiveness, profitability and survival of organisations, and as a result the companies' recruitment strategies and language policies,…
Descriptors: Greek, Global Approach, Business Communication, Language Usage
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Babai Shishavan, Homa; Sharifian, Farzad – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
The aim of this study was to explore pragmalinguistic strategies employed by a group of Iranian English language learners when making refusals to invitations, requests, offers and suggestions in their first (Persian) and second (English) languages. Data were collected from 86 participants through a Discourse Completion Test (DCT). The social…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning