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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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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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Soulaimani, Dris – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This research discusses language ideologies in Amazigh/Berber in Morocco. It analyzes Amazigh activists' views on the process of Amazigh standardization, including dialect unification, script selection and reclaiming of Amazigh identity. Drawing on findings in the study of language ideologies and discourse analysis, this paper examines interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Afro Asiatic Languages
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Angouri, Jo; Humonen, Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The paper explores the "in situ" negotiation of in/exclusion in and through language in a multilingual professional setting, paying special attention to the relationship between language and space. We argue that multilingual practices and material space are co-constitutive; individuals enact group membership and professional roles…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Language Usage, Sociolinguistics
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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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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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Riskedahl, Diane – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
A wide range of Arabic language variation in form, code choice and orthographic script was wielded by Lebanese political protestors in their graffiti and political placards in Beirut in 2015. That summer, civil protests spilled out into the streets to critique the government inaction over waste management and overall corruption. I will focus on…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Activism, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Choi, Lee Jin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
While quality English language education is not equally accessible in many EFL countries, neoliberalism and its ideology of language as a neutral skill that everyone can acquire has obscured inequalities caused by the heavy emphasis on English as a dominant world language. Using South Korea as an example, I examine how individuals, especially…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Class
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Mori, Junko; Shima, Chiharu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The current study examines how Japanese and international care workers at a geriatric healthcare facility in Japan manage one of the most fundamental elements of handover interactions -- person reference and recognition to identify a particular care receiver and discuss their specific conditions and needs. By using Conversation analysis (CA) as a…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Geriatrics, Health Services, Discourse Analysis
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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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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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Mafofo, Lynn; Makoni, Sinfree – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Most studies on campus and private policing take on political, anthropological, sociological, and criminological perspectives. Although there were investigations on policing in South Africa during apartheid, scant research has focused on how students in South African higher education (SAHE) relate their experiences of campus policing. Due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Police School Relationship, Police
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Ganuza, Natalia; Karlander, David; Salö, Linus – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper discusses symbolic violence in sociolinguistic research on multilingualism. It revisits an archived recording of a group discussion between four boys about their chances of having sex with a female researcher. The data is rife with symbolic violence. Most obviously, the conversation enacted a heterosexist form of symbolic violence. This…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Violence, Archives
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Reynolds, Judith – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper explores linguistic and cultural complexity within immigration legal advice communication. Drawing from a linguistic ethnographic study, ethnographic and interactional data from two linked advice meetings about UK refugee family reunion processes are subject to deductive analysis using Risager's model of the language-culture nexus,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigration, Laws, Ethnography
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