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Alcolado Carnicero, José Miguel – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
A mixed-language phenomenon such as language shift has been acknowledged to constitute one of the hallmarks of the manuscripts in which the members of the City of London livery companies recorded their financial transactions during the late medieval period. Despite these texts having been studied by scholars in very diverse disciplines,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Business Communication, Money Management, Accounting
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Roever, Carsten; Al-Gahtani, Saad – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Research in second language pragmatics is increasingly investigating the sequential organization of interaction and how it might be affected by second language learners' developing proficiency. In this paper, we are focusing on a specific aspect of request organization, namely multiple requests. Through data from natural interaction and role…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Discourse Analysis, Standard Spoken Usage, Speech Acts
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Vidal, Mónica – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Taking an interactional sociolinguistic approach, this study explores how multicultural and multilingual siblings interact with their Spanish grandfather and how, through the use of styling and stylization in these interactions, they negotiate and construct multicultural family identities. Using Tannen's power and solidarity framework, I analyze…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism, Spanish
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Lamb, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The transgressive use of language by out-group speakers, or crossing is used in a variety of ways to achieve both affiliative and disaffiliative ends among youths. However, crossing can also be used as an affiliative resource in asymmetrical power relations between teachers and students. Reporting on the findings of a 1.5 year ethnography of an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Audio Equipment, Language Variation, Multilingualism
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Furukawa, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This article analyzes stylized pronunciations of English by Japanese speakers on televised variety shows in Japan. Research on style and mocking has done much to reveal how linguistic forms are utilized in interaction as resources of identity construction that can oftentimes subvert hegemonic discourse (Chun 2004). Within this research area,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Styles, Multilingualism, Pronunciation
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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This study presents an analysis of a Nepali comedian's dialect stylization in a stand-up comedy show performed for the diasporic Nepali community in Bochum, Germany. The analysis shows that through creative deployment of diverse linguistic practices of Nepali speakers, the comedian, Manoj Gajurel, engages in important identity work both in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Language Usage, Language Styles
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Sandhu, Priti – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This study analyzes the narrative-based interview data of three Indian women to examine the manner in which they utilize stylization to construct identity-rich, ideological stances related to discriminatory discourses of Hindi and English medium education in the linguistically rich, albeit complex, present-day context of India. Stylization is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Styles, Intonation
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Haugh, Michael; Carbaugh, Donal – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Getting acquainted with others is one of the most basic interpersonal communication events. Yet there has only been a limited number of studies that have examined variation in the interactional practices through which unacquainted persons become acquainted and establish relationships across speakers of the same language. The current study focuses…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interpersonal Communication, Language Variation, English
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Barron, Anne; Pandarova, Irina; Muderack, Karoline – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The present study, situated in the area of variational pragmatics, contrasts tag question (TQ) use in Ireland and Great Britain using spoken data from the Irish and British components of the International Corpus of English (ICE). Analysis is on the formal and functional level and also investigates form-functional relationships. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Computational Linguistics, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries
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Bieswanger, Markus – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
In 2005, Klaus P. Schneider published a fascinating article with the title "'No problem, you're welcome, anytime': Responding to thanks in Ireland, England, and the U.S.A." Adopting the then emerging and now established framework of variational pragmatics, Schneider's pioneering paper presents the results of a study on differences…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Pragmatics, English, Task Analysis
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Placencia, María Elena; Fuentes Rodríguez, Catalina; Palma-Fahey, María – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Nominal and pronominal address forms, which play a central role in the construction of interpersonal relations (cf. Bargiela et al. 2002; Clyne et al. 2009), have been the focus of attention in different linguistics subfields for several decades now. Less attention, however, has been paid to these forms from a variational pragmatics (Schneider and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Role Playing, Spanish
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Farenkia, Bernard Mulo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Descriptions of regional pragmatic variation in French are lacking to date the focus has been on a limited range of speech acts, including apologies, requests, compliments and responses to compliments. The present paper, a systematic analysis of invitation refusals across regional varieties of French, is designed to add to the research on…
Descriptors: French, Pragmatics, Language Variation, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Li – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
The articles in this thematic issue document studies of grassroots actions in promoting multilingualism across different sectors of society as well as in different social and professional domains. In doing so, the contributors raise issues of the relevance of the notion of community in the age of superdiversity and the researcher's…
Descriptors: Language Research, Multilingualism, Empowerment, Social Change
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Angouri, Jo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
The modern workplace is international and multilingual. Both white and blue collar employees are expected to be mobile, work increasingly in (virtual) teams (Gee et al. 1996) and to address complex organisational issues in a language that, often, is not their first language (L1). This results in a number of languages forming the ecosystem of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Hua, Zhu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
Multilingualism in the workplace is different from multilingualism at home or in other domains of social life. It has more direct, yet entangled, economic and social implications and serves interactional purposes which can be at any point on the continuum of goal-orientation and relationship-building. Multilingualism in the workplace is both a…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Multilingualism, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Relationship
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