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Reynolds, Judith – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper explores linguistic and cultural complexity within immigration legal advice communication. Drawing from a linguistic ethnographic study, ethnographic and interactional data from two linked advice meetings about UK refugee family reunion processes are subject to deductive analysis using Risager's model of the language-culture nexus,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigration, Laws, Ethnography
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Zimmermann, Martina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper investigates the conditions under which stakeholders in the higher education system in multilingual Switzerland link expectations of students' future economic to the development of human capital. Drawing on ethnographic data collected in a project focusing on mobile students crossing linguistic borders within Switzerland, I examine how…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Muth, Sebastian; Suryanarayan, Neelakshi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper aims to demonstrate the implications of health mobility on language practices in the medical tourism industry in India and on the ways, language workers become entrepreneurs. Drawing from ethnographic fieldwork that traces the trajectories of three former students of Russian, we highlight their future aspirations as language learners…
Descriptors: Tourism, Health Services, Language Usage, Entrepreneurship
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Otomo, Ruriko – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Faced with a pressing demand for eldercare workers, Japan signed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) to recruit workers from Southeast Asian countries. The EPA limits the employment period for migrant workers, unless they successfully pass the healthcare licensure examination in Japanese. Therefore, they receive on-the-job training and prepare…
Descriptors: On the Job Training, Japanese, Foreign Workers, Health Personnel
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Bae, Sohee; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper examines how entrepreneurial visions of the future contribute to neoliberalism's appropriation of language learning as a strategy for capital accumulation. Taking as an example South Korea's heavy investment in children's English language learning -- commonly known as early English education ("yeongeo jogi gyoyuk") -- it…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Zheng, Yongyan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This paper examines the multilingual translation efforts of a group of university student volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews of the volunteer team leader, team members, and a local community health worker. Findings identified time constraints, limited language proficiency,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pandemics
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Chen, Xi – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, new global challenges have been presented to all affected countries, underlining the importance of international communication and co-operation. This study examines a particular linguistic means, classical Chinese poetry, used successfully by China, Japan and South Korea to facilitate their intercultural…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Jang, In Chull; Choi, Lee Jin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
As the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving globally, many linguistic minorities are struggling to obtain accurate and timely health information about the disease and its prevention and treatment in their native language. This study argues that existing ethnic online communities can play an important role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Language Minorities
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Zhang, Leticia-Tian; Zhao, Sumin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Diaspora vloggers--migrants who produce video blogs in the language of their home countries for a transnational diaspora community--have been a largely overlooked group in the studies of social media. This paper focuses on the unique role of Chinese diaspora vloggers during an unprecedented global event--the COVID-19 pandemic. Using manual keyword…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Media, Video Technology
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Li, Yuming; Rao, Gaoqi; Zhang, Jie; Li, Jia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
National emergency language competence (NELC) can be understood as the capacity to use language to cope with domestic and international public emergencies. NELC constitutes the foundation of and guidance for the provision of emergency language services. Based on a review of emergency language services and language competence development, this…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Emergency Programs
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Bai, Gegentuul Hongye – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article examines the recontextualization of traditional Mongolian verbal art "khuuriin ülger" ('fiddle story') by Mongolian folk singers in the context of the spread of COVID-19 in Inner Mongolia, China. Drawing on the concept of intertextuality, I analyze the verbal and visual signs in 94 videos of Mongolian fiddle stories. The…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Disease Control, Pandemics, Folk Culture
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Zhang, Jie; Wu, Yuqin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
Translation is an important means of enabling access to information in an emergency response. Increasingly, volunteer translators have been using social media platforms to self-organize and carry out urgent translation tasks that effectively complement official disaster relief efforts. However, the role of crowdsourced translations and the…
Descriptors: Translation, Language Usage, COVID-19, Information Dissemination
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Chen, Chun-Mei – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
In this paper, I explore multilingual preventative public health messages against the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan between January and April 2020. Based on empirical data, the symbolic and substantive content of multilingual top-down and bottom-up public health strategies was analyzed and discussed. Findings suggest that the voices of indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Information Dissemination, COVID-19
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Zhu, Hongqiang – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated a spectacular rise in social media communication and an unprecedented avalanche of global conversation. This paper traces the emergence of the racist term "Chinese virus" used by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on the Western social media platform Twitter and its…
Descriptors: Prevention, Racial Bias, Language Usage, Chinese
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Li, Jia; Xie, Ping; Ai, Bin; Li, Lisheng – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
While an increasing literature on multilingualism addresses the key role of language in access to social resources, including crisis communication, little attention has been paid to practices of English-mediated multilingualism. Based on semi-structured interviews with 10 international students from South Asia and Southeast Asia receiving their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students, Multilingualism
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