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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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Hopkyns, Sarah; van den Hoven, Melanie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In Abu Dhabi, multilingualism amongst its highly diverse population is typical. However, with Arabic as the official language and English as the lingua franca, the population's other languages are subordinate on public signage. Those proficient in English or Arabic have more access to information than those who are not. While effective…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Korean, Signs, Foreign Countries
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Riskedahl, Diane – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
A wide range of Arabic language variation in form, code choice and orthographic script was wielded by Lebanese political protestors in their graffiti and political placards in Beirut in 2015. That summer, civil protests spilled out into the streets to critique the government inaction over waste management and overall corruption. I will focus on…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Activism, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Alvarado Pavez, Gabriel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This article is a succinct approach to Mapudungun language ideologies and their development within the political and economic context of 21st century Chile. Social media have empowered Mapudungun language activists and intellectuals and helped them create digital communities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, from which they establish…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, American Indian Languages, Language Planning, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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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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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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Tamleh, Hadis; Rezaei, Saeed; Boivin, Nettie – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Minority language studies have received increasing attention over the last decade in Iran. Drawing on Spolsky's (Spolsky, Bernard. 2004. "Language policy." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) language policy theoretical framework, this inquiry reports on the language ideologies, practices, and management efforts of an under-explored…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Maintenance, Indo European Languages, Bilingualism
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Subtirelu, Nicholas Close; Lindemann, Stephanie; Acheson, Kris; Campbell, Maxi-Ann – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
The internationalization of Anglophone universities could allow English-dominant students to benefit from experience with English speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, but US students have often complained of difficulty communicating with such instructors, especially International Teaching Assistants (ITAs). Research has largely focused on…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Educational Cooperation, Computer Science Education, College Freshmen
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Lan, Shu-Wen – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
Many English-medium instruction (EMI) classrooms in non-Anglophone countries adopt a multilingual stance, using English alongside the host country's local language(s). However, the perceptions of such multilingual practices held by students remain under-researched. Given many Asian countries' current drives to internationalize and diversify their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Multilingualism, Second Language Instruction
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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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Flom, Haley; Young, Andrea S. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
In France, education policies concerning children's home languages have recently changed, with the country's highly centralized and monolingual national education system now promoting inclusive language policies, specifically at the pre-primary level (M.E.N. (Ministère de l'Education Nationale). 2016. "Statégie langues vivantes." 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Usage, Preschool Teachers
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Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper uses a transnational lens to discuss findings from a longitudinal study of the home literacy practices of linguistically diverse immigrant families. The paper draws on the experiences of three families to show how literacy events and practices index and mediate immigrants' identities as they settle into the host community. Observations,…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Literacy, Immigrants, Self Concept
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