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Iker Erdocia; Josep Soler – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
Public intellectual life is an area of inquiry that has not received a great deal of attention within the field of sociolinguistics. This article investigates the performative dimension of public intellectual engagement in the area of language and gender and, more specifically, how epistemic authority about gender-neutral language is constructed…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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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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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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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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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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Taibi, Hadjer; Badwan, Khawla – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This study discusses the impact of spatial, temporal and virtual mobility on how mobile individuals talk about language in their world, and how they use language offline and online to communicate over time and across space. We introduce the notion of "chronotopic translanguaging" to highlight the significance of merging time and place in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), 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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Bouchard, Marie-Eve – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In São Tomé and Príncipe, the language shift toward Portuguese is resulting in the endangerment of the native creoles of the island. These languages have been considered of low value in Santomean society since the mid-twentieth century. But when Santomeans are members of a diaspora, their perceptions of these languages, especially Forro, change in…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Portuguese, Creoles, Language Skill Attrition
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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article explores playfulness and creativity in translingual family interactions. In particular, it focuses on how and to what ends adolescents mobilize multilingual resources in family interactions. It investigates the cases of two multilingual families with adolescent children (13-18 years old). The families have different linguistic…
Descriptors: Creativity, Metalinguistics, Family Relationship, Spanish
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Piller, Ingrid; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The decolonization of knowledge is increasingly high on the agenda of applied and sociolinguistics. This article contributes to this agenda by examining how peripheral multilingual scholars confront their linguistic and epistemic exclusion from global knowledge production. Based on the product of such a challenge -- a Chinese-centric special issue…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, COVID-19, Pandemics, Periodicals
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Lising, Loy – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Filipino migrants are the fifth largest migrant community in Australia. Filipino migration to the country has been driven by socioeconomic and political factors in both the Philippines and Australia. Against this context, this paper investigates heritage language maintenance practices of Filipino migrant families by using a 2019 interview-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Language Maintenance, Monolingualism
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De Costa, Peter I.; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul; Wee, Lionel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This introduction builds on De Costa et al.'s (2016], [2019) notion of linguistic entrepreneurship, which is defined as "the act of aligning with the moral imperative to strategically exploit language-related resources for enhancing one's worth in the world" (2016: 696). The four empirical studies and two critical commentaries that…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Planning, Neoliberalism
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