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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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Anzures, Aldo; Kvietok, Frances – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Language revitalization efforts have been critiqued for creating and reproducing linguistic, epistemological, and pedagogical hierarchies that might run counter to a community's needs and interests. Drawing on a seven-year ethnographic and collaborative research with the Maya cultural promoters of the Caste War Museum in Tihosuco, Mexico, we…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Ethnography, War
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Norlund Shaswar, Annika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
International mobility has caused a need for language education where adults can learn the language(s) used in their new country. In Sweden, the language programme SFI (Swedish for immigrants) provides basic second language education for adult immigrants. For those learners who are not yet functionally literate, basic literacy education is…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Discourse Analysis
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Schedel, Larissa Semiramis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This contribution treats "language immersion" as a linguistic ideology and explores narratives, practices, and subjectivities pertinent to that notion in the context of language-motivated voluntourism. Voluntourism programs offer short-term sojourns abroad, which combine voluntary work with holidays while promising "immersion"…
Descriptors: Tourism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Hopkyns, Sarah; van den Hoven, Melanie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In Abu Dhabi, multilingualism amongst its highly diverse population is typical. However, with Arabic as the official language and English as the lingua franca, the population's other languages are subordinate on public signage. Those proficient in English or Arabic have more access to information than those who are not. While effective…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Korean, Signs, Foreign Countries
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Tamleh, Hadis; Rezaei, Saeed; Boivin, Nettie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Minority language studies have received increasing attention over the last decade in Iran. Drawing on Spolsky's (Spolsky, Bernard. 2004. "Language policy." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) language policy theoretical framework, this inquiry reports on the language ideologies, practices, and management efforts of an under-explored…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Maintenance, Indo European Languages, Bilingualism
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Ellis, Elizabeth Margaret; Sims, Margaret – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
A key factor that has been found to be critical in shaping family language policy is parents' linguistic identities, or "parents' personal experiences with bilingualism, biculturalism or second language learning" (King, Kendall A. & Lyn Fogle. 2006. Bilingual parenting as good parenting: Parents' perspectives on family language…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Parent Attitudes, Family Environment, Language Usage
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Torsh, Hanna Irving – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Maintaining heritage languages is frequently desired by migrants to continue cultural and social connections to family and identity. However, in imagined monolingual nations such as Australia, efforts to transmit minority languages are seen as a private matter and largely unsupported. Transmission of culture and language is also frequently seen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language, Language Maintenance, Immigrants
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Lising, Loy – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Filipino migrants are the fifth largest migrant community in Australia. Filipino migration to the country has been driven by socioeconomic and political factors in both the Philippines and Australia. Against this context, this paper investigates heritage language maintenance practices of Filipino migrant families by using a 2019 interview-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Language Maintenance, Monolingualism
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Zielinska, Anna; Ksiezyk, Felicja – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The main objective of the article is to illustrate how language ideologies and language management at the macro-level (state language policy), micro-level (in families) and meso-level (local communities) influence language change and the conceptualization of multilingualism of immigrants from Upper Silesia residing in Germany. Language biographies…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Immigrants, Multilingualism
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Horesh, Uri – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The 1948 war created a new situation in Palestine. Palestinians became dispersed across political borders that had not existed before, and these borders continued to change in different ways into the 21st century. In many respects, these political borders have had notable linguistic effects, introducing bilingualism and multilingualism for some…
Descriptors: Dialects, War, Self Concept, Political Influences
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Lorenz, Eliane; Hasai, Yevheniia; Siemund, Peter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Foreign language learners frequently use words from their previously acquired language(s) in the target language, especially if these languages are related (Ringbom, Håkan. 2001. Lexical transfer in L3 production. In Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen & Ulrike Jessner (eds.), "Cross-linguistic influence in third language acquisition:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, Psycholinguistics
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Brehmer, Bernhard; Steinbach, Dominika; Arifulin, Vladimir – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The article focuses on whether and to which extent heritage bilinguals make use of their heritage language while developing receptive skills in unknown languages which are either related to the majority language or the heritage language. Thirty four adolescent heritage speakers of Russian and Polish and a control group of thirty three German…
Descriptors: Native Language, Slavic Languages, German, Bilingualism
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Ahmad, Rizwan; Hillman, Sara – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This study examines the communication strategies employed by Qatar's government in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The study contributes to a growing body of work on the sociolinguistics of crisis communication. We focus on the use of South and Southeast Asian languages, spoken largely by blue-collar migrant workers, which are often seen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Interpersonal Communication, Information Dissemination
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Starr, Rebecca Lurie; Kapoor, Shrutika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Although Singapore schools are English-medium, Mandarin is a compulsory subject for students of Chinese heritage. As young Singaporeans increasingly speak English at home, the required study of Mandarin has become a source of anxiety for families. Mandarin 'enrichment centers', which provide supplementary language classes, leverage this anxiety in…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Enrichment Activities
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