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Einas Bashir Albadawi; Bedrettin Yazan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study, we analyze interview data from 17 mothers of Arabic-English multilingual families to examine their experiences of maintaining their children's Arabic language development during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were interested in exploring the challenges they faced during the pandemic and their responses to those challenges with the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Language Planning, Educational Policy, COVID-19
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Yusra, Kamaludin; Lestari, Yuni Budi; Juwaeriah, Yulia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
English has been for centuries seen as the native language of speakers in the English-speaking inner circle countries, as the second language of speakers in the former British-colony outer circle countries and as an international business lingua franca among speakers in the techno-economically powerful extended circle countries. Little is known…
Descriptors: Naming, Language Planning, Retailing, English (Second Language)
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Chesnut, Michael; Curran, Nathaniel Ming; Kim, Sungwoo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Across the globe signage which conveys directives regarding appropriate behavior in public, such as 'Do Not Enter' signs, is made multilingual in ways that other signage is not. This paper examines two examples of multilingualism in directive signs within Seoul, South Korea in order to theorize what gives rise to multilingualism in directive…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Multilingualism, Vietnamese
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Bull, Tove; Huss, Leena; Lindgren, Anna-Riitta – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The research question of the present paper is the following: to what degree (if any) is gender relevant as an explanatory factor in, firstly, the process of assimilation and later, the process of (re)vitalisation of indigenous and minority languages in northern Fenno-Scandia (the North Calotte)? The assimilation of the ethnic groups in question…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Language Usage, Sociolinguistics, Language Minorities
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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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Alvarado Pavez, Gabriel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article is a succinct approach to Mapudungun language ideologies and their development within the political and economic context of 21st century Chile. Social media have empowered Mapudungun language activists and intellectuals and helped them create digital communities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, from which they establish…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, American Indian Languages, Language Planning, 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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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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De Costa, Peter I.; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul; Wee, Lionel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This introduction builds on De Costa et al.'s (2016], [2019) notion of linguistic entrepreneurship, which is defined as "the act of aligning with the moral imperative to strategically exploit language-related resources for enhancing one's worth in the world" (2016: 696). The four empirical studies and two critical commentaries that…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Planning, Neoliberalism
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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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Berecz, Ágoston – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Dualist Hungary (1867-1918) was the linguistically most diverse would-be nation-state in the long nineteenth century, with less than half of its citizens speaking Hungarian as their home language and more than two-fifths being ignorant of it. The Nationalities Act of 1868 accommodated the language of court proceedings to that of the parties, but…
Descriptors: Hungarian, Court Litigation, Legislation, Nationalism
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Sohn, Bong-Gi; Kang, Mia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Global flows of migration to South Korea bring a new challenge of how to negotiate the identities of migrants. Unlike other reported cases that reframe the value of migrants' first language as part of contingent practices of diversity management, the South Korean government has responded to this challenge by explicitly reframing so-called…
Descriptors: Females, Entrepreneurship, Mothers, Bilingualism
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From, Tuuli – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Institutional education traditionally entails a premise of language separation. This article aims to analyse language management through spatial ideologies and practices as interconnected manifestations of language policies. Informed by post-structural theorisation, the analysis draws on ethnographic data produced at a co-located campus of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Language Planning, Finno Ugric Languages, Swedish
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Manan, Syed Abdul – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Language policies and school practices in Pakistan continually perpetuate gaps between the traditionally less versus the traditionally more privileged languages. About 95% of students receive their primary and post-primary education in languages other than their L1. Drawing on the continua of biliteracy framework (Hornberger. 2003. "Continua…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Multilingualism, Language Planning, Native Language
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Wroblewski, Michael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a linguistic anthropological approach to analyzing multilingualism in the linguistic landscape of the Amazonian city of Tena, Ecuador, a key locus of indigenous Kichwa language revitalization, identity formation, and politics. Following recent scholarly reconsiderations of multilingual linguistic landscapes as sites of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Spanish, Ethnography, Signs
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