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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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Duman Çakir, Irem – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The Maybachufer Market is an urban street market in Berlin-Neukölln that constitutes a highly diverse urban context by bringing together people of different social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Through linguistic ethnography, this paper explores the negotiation of various resources in everyday communicative practices and activities of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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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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Hippi, Kaarina; Lehto, Liisa-Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper discusses how persons of multicultural backgrounds describe in interviews their everyday experiences when using Finnish. The focus is on categories of linguistic (non)belonging described in interview interactions. The data consist of 23 single and pair interviews of 33 informants in total and come from two interview datasets. Data are…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Finno Ugric Languages, Language Usage
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Campbell, Akua Asantewaa; Anderson, Jemima Asabea – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper examines the determinant factors motivating language choice in churches in coastal Accra, an area characterized by a high degree of urbanization and multilingualism. As this region is also ethnically Gã, we survey the attitudes of Gã congregants to the use of other languages in their churches, bearing in mind the pressure faced by Gã…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Churches, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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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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Merminod, Gilles – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
Since the nineties, the idea that narratives are essential for an efficient communication has massively spread in management, marketing and politics, supported by the profuse publication of storytelling guides and criticized by a number of social commentators. Nevertheless, little is known about how reflexive activities specific to professional…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Story Telling, Business Communication, Personal Narratives
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Gong, Eleanor Yue – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
This paper offers a historiographic and ethnographic analysis of how reflexivity, as a communicative practice and valued personality trait, has been understood, regulated, legitimised and used to control Chinese workers from the planned-economy era to the present. Using a Shanghai-based multinational company as a case study, I document how and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese, Language Usage
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