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Maria Löfdahl; Johan Järlehed; Daniel Wojahn; Tommaso M. Milani; Tove Rosendal; Helle Lykke Nielsen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This paper examines the relationship between language, (in)visibility, and (im)mobility in racialized spaces, focusing on Finnish, Somali, and Arabic speakers in Sweden. Using a theoretical framework based on hegemonic whiteness and intersectionality, the study explores how multilingual practices and subjectivities intersect with race, religion,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Racial Relations, Multilingualism
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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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Qianqian Zhang-Wu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study I indicate that lengthened family interaction time during pandemic lockdowns can afford children significantly more exposure and opportunities to enhance their heritage language, but that this does not diminish the constant dilemma between striving to balance English acquisition and heritage language maintenance. Using…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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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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Elisabet García González; Liquan Liu; Elizabeth Lanza – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
The first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in school closures and homeschooling for families across the world. This provided a unique scenario to investigate multilingual family language interaction, and specifically, challenges and opportunities for home language (HL) use. This study is rooted in Family Language Policy (FLP) research,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Emma Portugal; Sean Nonnenmacher – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Through the analysis of materials such as online articles, blogs, and radio broadcasts, this paper investigates linguistic purism toward Russian and English loanwords in the understudied context of post-Soviet Armenia. Our analysis finds that public commentators categorize potential loanwords as "borrowings" ([foreign characters…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Russian, English, Linguistic Borrowing
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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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Larsson, Karolina; Björk-Willén, Polly; Haraldsson, Katarina; Hansson, Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper highlights a current phenomenon reported from preschools placed in multilingual areas in Sweden, namely that some preschoolers with mutually different language backgrounds sometimes use English as lingua franca instead of Swedish during play. The data stems from a study of language environments in Swedish preschools situated in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role
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Li, Wendong; Gong, Yang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This study adopted a social network perspective to explore the academic discourse socialization experiences of eight degree-seeking multilingual international students at a university in eastern China. Based on a triangulation of ethnographic interviews, social network questionnaires, and supplementary sources (e.g., voluntarily submitted…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Socialization, Academic Language, Network 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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Sichani, Behnam Rezvani; Afrouz, Mahmoud; Moinzadeh, Ahmad – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Multilingualism serves an important function in the characterization of an audiovisual product; thus, its representation in translations demands scientific attention. The task of rendering multilingualism in translation becomes more complicated when no or limited access to the original audio content is possible. This being so, this study…
Descriptors: Captions, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Multilingualism
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Osborne, Dana – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
At the turn of the twentieth century, the Philippine archipelago transitioned from nearly 400 years of colonial occupation under the Spanish to imperial occupation under the Americans. This analysis interrogates the dynamics through which the heterogeneous languages of the Philippine archipelago were maintained alongside state-sanctioned languages…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Multilingualism, Language Maintenance, Official Languages
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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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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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Birnie-Smith, Jessica – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Variationist researchers are increasingly adopting intersectionality approaches to analyse identity-linked practice. However, the field of sociolinguistic variation is yet to embrace the full ramifications of intersectionality as an analytical framework. The current paper offers a new method for integrating intersectional approaches into…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Asians, Foreign Countries
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