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Militello, Jacqueline – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
For newly met acquaintances, deployment of a single lexical term, an emblem such as "tech" or "finance," signals where one stands in the professional universe and points to any manner of traits and characteristics or a certain type of person. This positioning and evaluation has pivotal real-world implications for occupational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Professional Personnel, Interpersonal Communication
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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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Carbonara, Valentina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper focuses on the integration of translanguaging practices in a public preschool situated in a small village in North-West of Italy. Mobility processes and local Italian families' school choices have led to the raise of the number of students with an immigrant background enrolled at the studied preschool up to 85%. After a brief overview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Code Switching (Language), Preschool Education
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Kahlin, Linda; Keevallik, Leelo; Söderlundh, Hedda; Weidner, Matylda – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In this article we investigate spoken professional interaction at construction sites in Sweden, where workers from Poland, Ukraine and Estonia are temporarily employed as carpenters, ground workers and kitchen installers. We study how the workers use resources associated with different languages and how these resources are mobilized along with…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis
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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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Kusters, Annelies; Fenlon, Jordan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Historically, fictional productions which use sign language have often begun with scripts that use the written version of a spoken language. This can be a challenge for deaf actors as they must translate the written word to a performed sign language text. Here, we explore script development in "Small World," a television comedy which…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Sign Language, Creative Activities
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Hou, Song; Yuan, Mingming – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper examines translation and transcultural remembrance of the 1918-19 Great Influenza or the more often yet mistakenly called "Spanish flu" for lessons to combat COVID-19 in Chinese online media. It presents a case study of "covert transediting" in the "Shanghai Observer," i.e., a journalistic opinion that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Showstack, Rachel; Duque, Silvia; Keene Woods, Nikki; López, Ana; Chesser, Amy – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
An important component of social justice research is centering the voices of those individuals whose lives the research is intended to improve, not as subjects from whom researchers collect data but as active participants in a process of understanding and addressing issues of concern to the community. This ideal of community engagement slows the…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Community Involvement, Patients, Translation
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Sultana, Shaila; Bolander, Brook – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The paper foregrounds analysis of the significance of English in individual and collective life in relation to a myriad of feelings that religious and ethnic minorities experience in South and Central Asia within their multilingual ecology. The data reveal an entangling of varied yet coexisting emotions on the part of these minorities in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ericsson, Stina; Bitar, Dima; Milani, Tommaso – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article concerns knowledge negotiations as an aspect of interactional power in three-way interaction between Arabic-speaking women, Swedish-speaking midwives and interpreters in Swedish antenatal care. The notion of epistemic stance is used to investigate how all three participants negotiate knowledge, and how this affects the ongoing…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Power Structure, Obstetrics, Knowledge Level
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Mazzaferro, Gerardo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Translanguaging has now become central to a sociolinguistics that foregrounds globalization and mobility as key concepts for grasping human beings' capacity to engage with and draw on both multiple linguistic -- including named languages -- and semiotic resources dynamically and in combination for the purpose of meaning-making (García, Ofelia…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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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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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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Garrido, Maria Rosa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article explores the management of multilingual mobile communicators at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) according to institutional requirements and the consequences on Arabic-speaking communicators' careers. Based on interviews complemented by institutional documents, I analyse the impact of "multiple languages",…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, International Organizations, Semitic Languages, Careers
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