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Federica Bulgarelli; Christine E. Potter – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive lockdowns interrupted daily routines, including childcare. We asked whether these interruptions, and the inevitable changes in the people with whom children spent their waking hours, caused changes in the languages that children heard. We retrospectively queried parents of young children (0-4 years) in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Usage, Student Experience, COVID-19
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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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Marie-Eve Bouchard – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Teachers play an essential role in fostering linguistic security in their classrooms. The aim of this study is to identify the language ideologies articulated by teachers in the Francophone schools of the English-dominant context of British Columbia (Canada) in order to explore how the different practices they implement to foster the use of French…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, French, English (Second Language)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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