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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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Carbonara, Valentina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper focuses on the integration of translanguaging practices in a public preschool situated in a small village in North-West of Italy. Mobility processes and local Italian families' school choices have led to the raise of the number of students with an immigrant background enrolled at the studied preschool up to 85%. After a brief overview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Code Switching (Language), Preschool Education
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Kahlin, Linda; Keevallik, Leelo; Söderlundh, Hedda; Weidner, Matylda – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In this article we investigate spoken professional interaction at construction sites in Sweden, where workers from Poland, Ukraine and Estonia are temporarily employed as carpenters, ground workers and kitchen installers. We study how the workers use resources associated with different languages and how these resources are mobilized along with…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis
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Wedin, Åsa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article investigates to what extent spaces created in the language introduction programme (LIP) in Upper Secondary School in Sweden close or open up for students' varied linguistic resources, to create an understanding of the implementational spaces of the educational environments that the school represents, and of the ideological…
Descriptors: Ideology, Language Usage, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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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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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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Duarte, Joana; Günther-van der Meij, Mirjam – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The paper focuses on translanguaging practices of highly skilled refugees in a transition program in Dutch higher education. The pathways for refugees to enter higher education are full of obstacles. Acquiring the new language at a university level is one of the biggest challenges. Many institutions offer 'transition programs' to prepare refugees…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Taibi, Hadjer; Badwan, Khawla – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This study discusses the impact of spatial, temporal and virtual mobility on how mobile individuals talk about language in their world, and how they use language offline and online to communicate over time and across space. We introduce the notion of "chronotopic translanguaging" to highlight the significance of merging time and place in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Omidire, Margaret Funke; Ayob, Sameera – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article reports on the outcome of utilising a multilingual strategy that promotes translanguaging to support primary grade learners and the enablers and constraints of the implementation of such strategies. Purposive sampling was used to select two schools. Grade 5 and 6 learners (N = 162) and their teachers (N = 3) participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article explores playfulness and creativity in translingual family interactions. In particular, it focuses on how and to what ends adolescents mobilize multilingual resources in family interactions. It investigates the cases of two multilingual families with adolescent children (13-18 years old). The families have different linguistic…
Descriptors: Creativity, Metalinguistics, Family Relationship, Spanish
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Rácz, Krisztina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania. Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Hungarian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Translanguaging has gained prominence as a way to understand multilingual practices and draw on these in additional language teaching, but questions remain regarding its application in various educational contexts. This study investigates the significance of translanguaging across instructional settings by comparing discourses of markedness in…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Hopp, Holger; Kieseier, Teresa; Jakisch, Jenny; Sturm, Sarah; Thoma, Dieter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This paper reports findings of a project on pedagogical translanguaging (PTL) among 128 fourth-grade students learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in German primary schools. Over a period of six months, 20% of lesson time in EFL classes was devoted to multilingualism involving students' minority languages. In a control group pre-post-test…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Didi-Ogren, Holly H. K. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a sociocultural linguistic approach to code switching in investigating discursive functions of shifts between Standard Japanese and a regional dialect (Iwate Dialect) in women's activity-centered, naturally occurring interactions. The paper extends previous scholarship to a consideration of how shifts are used for discursive…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Japanese, Dialects
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Nuworsu, Anastasia; Diabah, Grace; Amuzu, Evershed Kwasi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This paper investigates the use of codeswitching at traditional inter-ethnic marriage ceremonies in the southern part of Ghana. The study site is Accra, the multilingual capital of Ghana which is located in the south of the country, and was selected due to the high frequency of inter-ethnic marriage ceremonies which take place there. The data…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Marriage
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