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Takeuchi, Jae DiBello – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
At a press conference in Japan, an L2-Japanese reporter questioned an L1-Japanese politician. Although the press conference was conducted in Japanese, the politician code-switched to English during their exchange. The reporter challenged the politician's code-switching; a confrontational exchange ensued. The reporter's reaction depicts the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese, Aggression
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Park, Mi Yung; Chung, Katalina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This narrative case study examines the identity development of two mixed-heritage (Korean/White and Korean/Japanese) university students in relation to Korean as a heritage language (HL) in New Zealand. The narratives of the two participants (Mia and Hannah) revealed that they grew up with different levels of exposure to the HL, which impacted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Heritage Education, Self Concept, Korean
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Anzures, Aldo; Kvietok, Frances – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Language revitalization efforts have been critiqued for creating and reproducing linguistic, epistemological, and pedagogical hierarchies that might run counter to a community's needs and interests. Drawing on a seven-year ethnographic and collaborative research with the Maya cultural promoters of the Caste War Museum in Tihosuco, Mexico, we…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Ethnography, War
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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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Cui, Ying; Liu, Xiao; Cheng, Yuqin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Chinese subtitling of English trailers is essential for marketing foreign films in China, and there is a need to focus on audience reception. Ideal subtitles are expected to provide a necessary aid to the audience but to attract as little attention as possible. Paralinguistic factors like punctuation can influence the audience's attention and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Punctuation, Films, Captions
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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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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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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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Wedin, Åsa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article investigates to what extent spaces created in the language introduction programme (LIP) in Upper Secondary School in Sweden close or open up for students' varied linguistic resources, to create an understanding of the implementational spaces of the educational environments that the school represents, and of the ideological…
Descriptors: Ideology, Language Usage, Secondary School Students, Educational Environment
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Norlund Shaswar, Annika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
International mobility has caused a need for language education where adults can learn the language(s) used in their new country. In Sweden, the language programme SFI (Swedish for immigrants) provides basic second language education for adult immigrants. For those learners who are not yet functionally literate, basic literacy education is…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Discourse Analysis
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Duarte, Joana; Günther-van der Meij, Mirjam – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The paper focuses on translanguaging practices of highly skilled refugees in a transition program in Dutch higher education. The pathways for refugees to enter higher education are full of obstacles. Acquiring the new language at a university level is one of the biggest challenges. Many institutions offer 'transition programs' to prepare refugees…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Schedel, Larissa Semiramis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This contribution treats "language immersion" as a linguistic ideology and explores narratives, practices, and subjectivities pertinent to that notion in the context of language-motivated voluntourism. Voluntourism programs offer short-term sojourns abroad, which combine voluntary work with holidays while promising "immersion"…
Descriptors: Tourism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Omidire, Margaret Funke; Ayob, Sameera – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article reports on the outcome of utilising a multilingual strategy that promotes translanguaging to support primary grade learners and the enablers and constraints of the implementation of such strategies. Purposive sampling was used to select two schools. Grade 5 and 6 learners (N = 162) and their teachers (N = 3) participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Rácz, Krisztina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The case study of the article is translanguaging as an educational strategy in preparation for the graduation exam in Romanian language and literature in a Hungarian school in Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, Romania. Romanian language competence scores are at the bottom of national rankings in this Hungarian-majority town in Szeklerland. Students who…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Hungarian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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