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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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Wadensjö, Cecilia; Rehnberg, Hanna Sofia; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The aim of this study is to demonstrate how the presence of an emerging written record may affect the content of an asylum narrative, based on which a decision concerning the asylum claimant's right to receive protection eventually is taken. The lion's share of studies on interpreter-mediated asylum interviews to date focus on risks involved with…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Decision Making, Translation
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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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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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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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Hale, Sandra; Martschuk, Natalie; Goodman-Delahunty, Jane; Taibi, Mustapha; Xu, Han – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Professional interpreters are obliged by their codes of ethics to interpret the speakers' speech faithfully, including offensive, profane or vulgar language. In order to achieve this goal, interpreters need to be pragmatically competent, so as to understand the intention and effect of the offensive remark in the source language and be able to…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Ethics, Verbal Communication, Antisocial Behavior
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Takei, Noriko; Burdelski, Matthew – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This article explores the construction and shifting of "expert" and "novice" roles between and within two languages (Japanese and English). Taking a language socialization perspective while drawing upon insights from conversation analysis on epistemics in interaction, it analyzes seven hours of audio recordings of dinnertime…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Family Relationship, Bilingualism, Language Usage
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Kankaanranta, Anne; Karhunen, Päivi; Louhiala-Salminen, Leena – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This conceptual paper advances the notion of "English as corporate language" in the multilingual reality of multinational companies (MNC) with novel insights from the English as lingua franca (ELF) paradigm of sociolinguistics. Inspired by Goffman, Erving. 1959. "The presentation of self in everyday life." New York: Doubleday.…
Descriptors: Corporations, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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van der Worp, Karin; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Several studies on multilingualism in the workplace have emphasized the role of English as a lingua franca. Other studies have paid attention to the interaction between English and local languages in workplaces where global orientations and local languages co-occur. The present study focuses on internationally oriented workplaces in the bilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Professional Personnel, International Trade, Corporations
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Lønsmann, Dorte; Kraft, Kamilla – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Transnational mobility results in a diversification of languages and cultures in the workplace. A common means of managing this diversity is to introduce language policies that often privilege English or the locally dominant language(s). In contrast, managing their everyday working lives may require employees to draw on a range of multilingual and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Work Environment, Power Structure
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Ishihara, Noriko; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
In this article, we investigate second/foreign language teachers' translingual identity development through a narrative approach to their life histories. While several studies have investigated how teachers' intercultural experiences shape their identity formation and pedagogies, we explore not only the impact of teachers' identity on their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, Language Teachers
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Kirsch, Claudine; Gogonas, Nikolaos – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis-led migration from Southern to Northwestern Europe, the present paper reports on a case study of two families who have recently migrated from Greece to Luxembourg. Luxembourg has a trilingual education system and many pupils of migrant background face difficulties on this account. Drawing on the framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Immigrants, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan; La Morgia, Francesca – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Drawing on theories of family language policy and literacy environment, this inquiry explores and describes how family language policy is managed through literacy resources and literacy related activities in transnational families in the UK. A total of 66 families, each with at least one child between the age of 2 and 8, participated in this…
Descriptors: Native Language, Family Environment, Italian, Urdu
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Cekaite, Asta; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
In this study we argue that a focus on language learning ecologies, that is, situations for participation in various communicative practices, can shed light on the intricate processes through which minority children develop or are constrained from acquiring cultural and linguistic competencies (here, of a majority language). The analysis draws on…
Descriptors: Play, Multilingualism, Preschool Education, Second Language Learning
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Puskás, Tünde; Björk-Willén, Polly – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This article explores dilemmatic aspects of language policies in a preschool group in which three languages (Swedish, Romani and Arabic) are spoken on an everyday basis. The article highlights the interplay between policy decisions on the societal level, the teachers' interpretations of these policies, as well as language practices on the micro…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Language Usage, Ethnography
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