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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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Luyao Li; Xiaoli Liu; Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
This paper reports on a study of Chinese parents' involvement in their children's heritage language (HL) development during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK. Involving seven transnational families, we examined the roles parents played during the online learning sessions and the factors shaping their involvement. Employing a netnographic approach,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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Arumí, Marta; Rubio-Carbonero, Gema – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
In many immigrant families, children often learn the language and culture of the host society quicker than adult immigrants. Consequently, children serve as language brokers, translating and interpreting face-to-face communication. The aim of this paper is to present a study based on 19 qualitative in depth interviews with young adults reporting…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Translation, Immigrants, Second Language Learning
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Ding, Seong Lin; Chee, Wei Han – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Language problems and language barriers are challenges facing not only immigrants but also minorities and people in rural/semirural areas. This study examines individuals' bi- and multilingual repertoires, language practices and attitudes in a Hokkien-speaking community in Kangar, a semirural town of northern Malaysia bordering Thailand. Through…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Language Minorities
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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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Golachowska, Ewa; Ostrówka, Malgorzata – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This article is based on texts recorded during field studies carried out in Daugavpils in the summer of 2019. It compares the language of two representatives of older-generation intelligentsia and juxtaposes the findings with materials from an unpublished doctoral thesis by Malgorzata Ostrówka "Wspólczesna polszczyzna mówiona na Lotwie"…
Descriptors: Polish, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Dialects
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Phanthaphoommee, Narongdej; Ungsitipoonporn, Siripen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This research examines the Thai and English translation equivalents of Northern Khmer ethnobotanical terms and the corresponding translation strategies, along with the translators' reflections on their role as language revitalisation agents. The ultimate purpose of this translation effort is to provide a knowledge base for Northern Khmer learners…
Descriptors: Translation, Language Maintenance, Austro Asiatic Languages, Thai
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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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Vorobeva, Polina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
During the past decade, the field of family language policy has broadened its scope and turned its attention to diverse family configurations in versatile sociolinguistic contexts. The current study contributes to this endeavor by focusing on two single-parent families who live in Finland and who strive to support Russian as a family language.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, One Parent Family, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Vitorio, Raymund – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
New citizens are typically characterized as people who occupy an estuarial position between the global and the local: to simultaneously become authentic to their global provenience and rooted in their new local societies, they are expected to cautiously partake in processes of differentiation as they construct their identities. This article…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Pragmatics, Semiotics, Foreign Countries
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Christina Hedman; Ulrika Magnusson – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper explores the role of collaborative teacher agency in facilitating translingual adjustments in a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden. We focus on three multicompetent language teachers, who taught minoritized languages in the marginalized Mother Tongue (MT) subject, Modern Languages, and offered Multilingual Study Mentoring.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Multilingualism, Native Language, Elementary School Students
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