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Christoffersen, Katherine – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
In the U.S./Mexico borderlands, local language varieties face frequent discrimination and delegitimization or "linguistic terrorism." The present study uses the three-level positioning framework to analyze how young adults in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in south Texas construct borderland identities by positioning themselves with respect…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Self Concept, Social Discrimination
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Heiman, Daniel; Yanes, Michelle – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The growth of TWBE programs--mainly due to the surging interest of White English-speaking families--presents the field with myriad challenges and hopeful possibilities. Critical scholars in bilingual education point to an urgency to reissue Guadalupe Valdés's "cautionary note" due to a neoliberal path targeting TWBE programs, posing a…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Ethnography, Difficulty Level
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Sánchez-Suzuki Colegrove, Kiyomi; Zúñiga, Christian E. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine how a first-grade ESL teacher understands teaching and learning as she explores her agency (and that of her students) in implementing and experimenting with project-based instruction (PBI) in her economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse classroom. Utilizing video-cued ethnography and drawing on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Arreguín-Anderson, María G.; Salinas-Gonzalez, Irasema; Alanis, Iliana – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Using Latino critical race theory as a lens, this qualitative study explored ways in which young children's translanguaging practices informed the design of culturally relevant sociodramatic spaces in a bilingual early childhood classroom located along the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas. The authors identified aspects of language development…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Critical Theory, Race, Code Switching (Language)
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Palmer, Deborah K.; Henderson, Kathryn I. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article explores the placement practices of students into different educational programs in PreK-first grade, including two bilingual education programs and an ESL "mainstream" classroom. We then examine the discourse practices of four third-grade teachers and the school principal. Our findings suggest that initial program placement…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Smith, Patrick H.; Murillo, Luz A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
In this conceptual article we invite multilingual researchers to consider the concept of translanguaging through the lens of human capital theory. Our thinking about the interconnections among human capital, multilingualism, and translanguaging is motivated by our research in border "colonias" and other minoritized communities in South…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Literacy, Code Switching (Language), Human Capital
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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Palmer, Deborah K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article provides an in-depth exploration of the language ecologies of two classrooms attempting to implement a two-way dual language (TWDL) program and its mediating conditions. Drawing on ethnographic methods and a sociocultural understanding of language, we examined both teachers' and students' language ideologies and language practices,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Ideology, Educational Practices, Grade 3
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Ek, Lucila D.; Sánchez, Patricia; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing from a larger qualitative study, this article examines the narratives of bilingual Latina/o teacher candidates in South Texas. The findings reveal that bilingual teacher candidates are linguistically subordinated by the marginalized status of Spanish in the United States and by deficit perspectives of Spanish of the Southwest. Their…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes
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Palmer, Deborah – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
Transitional bilingual education (TBE), the most common form of bilingual education in the United States, is too often entrenched in a subtractive, English-dominant ideology. This article explores the conflicting language ideologies of teachers in TBE programs, posing the question, "In what way do TBE teachers' discourses reflect/reinforce…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Bilingual Education, Ideology, Bilingual Education Programs