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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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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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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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Rowlett, Benedict J. L. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article explores aspects of second language socialization with respect to same gender relationships formed in the queer spaces of Siem Reap, a major tourist city in Cambodia. In order to explore the processes of socialization that emerged from ethnographic fieldwork in this setting as a key factor informing these relationship practices, I…
Descriptors: Socialization, English (Second Language), Cambodians, Foreign Countries
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Didi-Ogren, Holly H. K. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a sociocultural linguistic approach to code switching in investigating discursive functions of shifts between Standard Japanese and a regional dialect (Iwate Dialect) in women's activity-centered, naturally occurring interactions. The paper extends previous scholarship to a consideration of how shifts are used for discursive…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Japanese, Dialects
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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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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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Tamošiunaite, Aurelija – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper investigates the lexical representation of sincerity in Lithuanian epistolarity throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on data from the corpus of Lithuanian letters and employing the techniques of corpus, statistical and philological analysis, this paper explores the use, frequency and context of occurrence of the four sets of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Indo European Languages, Computational Linguistics, Letters (Correspondence)
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Thomas, Jenelle – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
The concept of sincerity has links to honesty, openness, and authenticity, including of feelings. As expressions of sincerity become formalized in epistolary practice, however, a tension arises between sincerity and the articulation of it. An examination of a corpus of private family letters in French and Spanish from the eighteenth and nineteenth…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Family Relationship, French, Spanish
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Shvanyukova, Polina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article is concerned with the history of "yours sincerely," a popular closing formula in English epistolary discourse. The formula was already used sporadically in the seventeenth century, gradually increased in frequency in the Late Modern period, and was the preferred subscription in English business correspondence by the end of…
Descriptors: Business English, History, Language Usage, Letters (Correspondence)
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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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Williams, Graham Trevor – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper investigates performative manifestations of sincerity across Anglo-Norman and Middle English. In particular, it locates adverbial sincerity markers used to qualify performative speech act verbs in late medieval letters (fourteenth and fifteenth centuries), at a point when Middle English was rapidly replacing Anglo-Norman as the…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Verbs, English, Diachronic Linguistics
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Reed, Emily – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article examines the acquisition of pragmatic competence in L2, applying this stimulating area of research to premodern texts in a way that has yet to be done (to the author's knowledge). Specifically, this article discusses the teaching of "challenging" incongruent speech behaviours (such as sarcasm, banter, and irony) in a group…
Descriptors: Humor, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Guillot, Marie-Noëlle – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article focuses on linguistic and cultural representation in AVT as a medium of intercultural literacy. It has two objectives: it puts to the test increasingly accepted assumptions about AVT modalities' distinctive meaning potential and expressive capacity, with a case study of communicative practices in their representation, via AVT, in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Literacy, Cultural Awareness
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Guillot, Marie-Noëlle; Pavesi, Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article addresses a question central for this special issue of Multilingua on audiovisual translation (AVT) -- of the relationship between the cross-cultural and the intercultural in audiovisual translation. The question underpins fundamental debates in the emergent field of AVT as cross/intercultural mediation, the focus in this volume, with…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, Translation, Intercultural Communication
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