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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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Duman Çakir, Irem – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The Maybachufer Market is an urban street market in Berlin-Neukölln that constitutes a highly diverse urban context by bringing together people of different social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Through linguistic ethnography, this paper explores the negotiation of various resources in everyday communicative practices and activities of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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Sepielak, Katarzyna; Wladyka, Dawid; Yaworsky, William – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The proficiency in vernacular has long been a methodological ethos pervasive among field researchers and--despite new dynamics of fieldwork--still overshadows discussions related to collaboration with translators and interpreters, which are either marginalized or hidden within the category of a 'research assistant'. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Researchers, Translation, Sociology
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Hippi, Kaarina; Lehto, Liisa-Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper discusses how persons of multicultural backgrounds describe in interviews their everyday experiences when using Finnish. The focus is on categories of linguistic (non)belonging described in interview interactions. The data consist of 23 single and pair interviews of 33 informants in total and come from two interview datasets. Data are…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Finno Ugric Languages, Language Usage
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Gong, Eleanor Yue – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper offers a historiographic and ethnographic analysis of how reflexivity, as a communicative practice and valued personality trait, has been understood, regulated, legitimised and used to control Chinese workers from the planned-economy era to the present. Using a Shanghai-based multinational company as a case study, I document how and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese, Language Usage
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Ericsson, Stina; Bitar, Dima; Milani, Tommaso – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article concerns knowledge negotiations as an aspect of interactional power in three-way interaction between Arabic-speaking women, Swedish-speaking midwives and interpreters in Swedish antenatal care. The notion of epistemic stance is used to investigate how all three participants negotiate knowledge, and how this affects the ongoing…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Power Structure, Obstetrics, Knowledge Level
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Cook, William Robert Amilan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper takes up conviviality as an analytical tool to investigate everyday language choices made by foreign residents living in Ras Al Khaimah, a small city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It draws on recent work in human geography and cultural studies to understand conviviality in terms of practices rather than outcomes. Specifically, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Human Geography, Personal Narratives
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Subtirelu, Nicholas Close; Lindemann, Stephanie; Acheson, Kris; Campbell, Maxi-Ann – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The internationalization of Anglophone universities could allow English-dominant students to benefit from experience with English speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, but US students have often complained of difficulty communicating with such instructors, especially International Teaching Assistants (ITAs). Research has largely focused on…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Educational Cooperation, Computer Science Education, College Freshmen
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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The decolonization of knowledge is increasingly high on the agenda of applied and sociolinguistics. This article contributes to this agenda by examining how peripheral multilingual scholars confront their linguistic and epistemic exclusion from global knowledge production. Based on the product of such a challenge -- a Chinese-centric special issue…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Periodicals
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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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Lomeu Gomes, Rafael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article derives from a three-year ethnographic project carried out in Norway focusing on language practices of Brazilian families raising their children multilingually. Analyses of interview data with two Brazilian parents demonstrate the relevance of examining intersectionally the participants' orientation to categorisations such as social…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Dijkstra, Bianca E.; Coler, Matt; Redeker, Gisela – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Although international truckers are essential to the European supply chain, we know little about how they deal with their frequent multilingual workplace interactions. This paper examines the effects of participants' Individual Multilingual Repertoires (Pitzl, Marie-Luise. 2016. World Englishes and creative idioms in English as a lingua franca.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Indo European Languages, Polish
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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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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Multilingual crisis communication has emerged as a global challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global public health communication is characterized by the large-scale exclusion of linguistic minorities from timely high-quality information. The severe limitations of multilingual crisis communication that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare result…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Language Usage, Information Dissemination
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De Toni, Francesco – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
The relationship between the polite and conventional nature of friendly language and the sincerity of the writer's feelings is a central topic in linguistic and historical research on friendship in epistolary communication. This relationship can be understood in the context of the emotional values and conventionalised emotional practices that…
Descriptors: Authors, Friendship, Emotional Response, Language Usage
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