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Lukin, Karina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article discusses language materialities and the Otherworld through the findings of mammoth remains and text-artifacts representing Nenets verbal art. The remains and verbal art are read together as a network of mythic knowledge that forms a semiotic whole, where different signs interact and create potentials for new significations. The…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Mythology, Networks, Semiotics
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Arukask, Madis – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article focuses on the concept of "letter" in oral folklore. The main research material is examples from the older folk songs of Seto, where a letter, a book and other items referring to literacy are mentioned. Texts under consideration are poetical and the meaning conveyed in them is not always very clear. The term…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Folk Culture, Mythology, Singing
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Yuzieva, Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article shows how language materiality is conceptualized through an ethnolinguistic analysis of the representation of the owl as an indication of human-bird relationships. This approach enables addressing the multiple relations between birds and speakers and their perception of the environment as these are reflected in language, folklore and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Animals, Speech Communication, Environment
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Ferguson, Jenanne – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article investigates contemporary uses of the Sakha language algys (blessing poems) and reveals the "old" and "new" types of language materiality present in this genre of ritual poetry. Focusing primarily on one example of algys shared online in 2018, I discuss how performing algys has always involved close interconnection…
Descriptors: Poetry, Folk Culture, Language Variation, Literary Genres
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Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina; Apurinã, Francisco; Facundes, Sidney – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article looks at what origin stories teach about the world and what kind of material presence they have in Southwestern Amazonia. We examine the ways the Apurinã relate to certain nonhuman entities through their origin story, and our theoretical approach is language materiality, as we are interested in material means of mediating traditional…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, American Indian Languages, Ethnography, Story Telling
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Starr, Rebecca Lurie; Kapoor, Shrutika – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Although Singapore schools are English-medium, Mandarin is a compulsory subject for students of Chinese heritage. As young Singaporeans increasingly speak English at home, the required study of Mandarin has become a source of anxiety for families. Mandarin 'enrichment centers', which provide supplementary language classes, leverage this anxiety in…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Enrichment Activities
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Sohn, Bong-Gi; Kang, Mia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Global flows of migration to South Korea bring a new challenge of how to negotiate the identities of migrants. Unlike other reported cases that reframe the value of migrants' first language as part of contingent practices of diversity management, the South Korean government has responded to this challenge by explicitly reframing so-called…
Descriptors: Females, Entrepreneurship, Mothers, Bilingualism
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From, Tuuli – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Institutional education traditionally entails a premise of language separation. This article aims to analyse language management through spatial ideologies and practices as interconnected manifestations of language policies. Informed by post-structural theorisation, the analysis draws on ethnographic data produced at a co-located campus of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Language Planning, Finno Ugric Languages, Swedish
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Rowlett, Benedict J. L. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article explores aspects of second language socialization with respect to same gender relationships formed in the queer spaces of Siem Reap, a major tourist city in Cambodia. In order to explore the processes of socialization that emerged from ethnographic fieldwork in this setting as a key factor informing these relationship practices, I…
Descriptors: Socialization, English (Second Language), Cambodians, Foreign Countries
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Didi-Ogren, Holly H. K. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a sociocultural linguistic approach to code switching in investigating discursive functions of shifts between Standard Japanese and a regional dialect (Iwate Dialect) in women's activity-centered, naturally occurring interactions. The paper extends previous scholarship to a consideration of how shifts are used for discursive…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Japanese, Dialects
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Manan, Syed Abdul – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Language policies and school practices in Pakistan continually perpetuate gaps between the traditionally less versus the traditionally more privileged languages. About 95% of students receive their primary and post-primary education in languages other than their L1. Drawing on the continua of biliteracy framework (Hornberger. 2003. "Continua…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Multilingualism, Language Planning, Native Language
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Fuentes, Ronald – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This study examines how the transnational lives of two Sinhalese-speaking Sri Lankan families in the rural U.S. influenced family language policy (FLP) and how they (re)positioned themselves in response to their transnational lives. Employing an ethnographic design, including interviews and observations, this study explores the families' language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Rural Areas, Indo European Languages
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Hale, Sandra; Martschuk, Natalie; Goodman-Delahunty, Jane; Taibi, Mustapha; Xu, Han – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Professional interpreters are obliged by their codes of ethics to interpret the speakers' speech faithfully, including offensive, profane or vulgar language. In order to achieve this goal, interpreters need to be pragmatically competent, so as to understand the intention and effect of the offensive remark in the source language and be able to…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Ethics, Verbal Communication, Antisocial Behavior
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Mafofo, Lynn; Makoni, Sinfree – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Most studies on campus and private policing take on political, anthropological, sociological, and criminological perspectives. Although there were investigations on policing in South Africa during apartheid, scant research has focused on how students in South African higher education (SAHE) relate their experiences of campus policing. Due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Police School Relationship, Police
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Ganuza, Natalia; Karlander, David; Salö, Linus – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper discusses symbolic violence in sociolinguistic research on multilingualism. It revisits an archived recording of a group discussion between four boys about their chances of having sex with a female researcher. The data is rife with symbolic violence. Most obviously, the conversation enacted a heterosexist form of symbolic violence. This…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Violence, Archives
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