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Despagne, Colette – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores how transnational students who go or return to Mexico understand the complexities of language, identity and schooling in their new context after having been raised and educated in the United States. The study used narrative networks and Blommaert's discourse analysis framework to analyze the narratives of twenty transnational…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Smith-Christmas, Cassie; Bergroth, Mari; Bezcioglu-Göktolga, Irem – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This article scrutinizes the concept of "success" in family language policy (henceforth FLP). Situated in three large-scale ethnographic projects, we center on the lived experiences of a parent in three families negotiating a pro-minority language FLP. These parents' experiences are embedded in different sociopolitical contexts: an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Language Minorities, Ethnography
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Delavan, M. Garrett; Valdez, Verónica E.; Freire, Juan A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Utah's public schools are home to an increasing number of K/1-6 dual language (DL) programs established through a state-centralized model that has sparked interest domestically and internationally. We theorize three potential constituencies of DL--maintenance, heritage, and world language--then use critical discourse analysis to examine how…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Discourse Analysis, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Latham Keh, Melissa; Stoessel, Saskia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Looking at data from three siblings from a German/Polish family that immigrated to the United States in 1952, we discuss bilingual language development and the effect of teacher support in schools on language maintenance and shift. All three subjects report that they did not give up their heritage language but rather came back to it at different…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Wang, Xiaomei – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The religious domain has been identified as an important domain for language maintenance (Fishman 1972; Gal 1979). However, the effect of religion in language maintenance is not always positive (Spolsky 2003). This paper attempts to explore whether religion, Catholicism for this study, plays a significant role in the maintenance of Hakka in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Role of Religion, Catholics
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Oriyama, Kaya – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Maintaining children's heritage language (HL) is a challenging task for linguistic minorities around the world. While many Japanese heritage children in Sydney attend weekend HL schools, they typically discontinue attendance before, or during, secondary school. To date, no longitudinal study has investigated what happens to their HL maintenance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Language Maintenance, Japanese, Heritage Education
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Li, Guofang; Wen, Keying – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Drawing on research about East Asian (mainly Chinese, Korean, and Japanese) heritage language (HL) teaching and learning in three contexts--the home, community heritage language schools, and programs in U.S. K-12 schools--this article discusses the challenges that East Asian subethnic groups face in improving HL education in each context.…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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Valdés, Guadalupe – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This paper focuses on the future of Spanish in the United States and on the tensions and challenges that surround what Fishman (1964) referred to as "intergenerational continuity..It examines the teaching of language itself and the role of such instruction in the development and maintenance of Spanish/English multicompetence (Cook, 1996),…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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McCarty, Teresa L.; Nicholas, Sheilah E.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Fifty years after the U.S. Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act (CRA), Native Americans continue to fight for the right "to remain an Indian" (Lomawaima & McCarty, 2006) against a backdrop of test-driven language policies that threaten to destabilize proven bilingual programs and violate hard-fought language rights protections…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance, Language Skill Attrition, Civil Rights Legislation
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Shin, Sarah J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study investigates how parents of international adoptees explain their decision to pursue birth-language education for their children and how they go about achieving their goals. It focuses on the perspectives of 16 White U.S. parents who have at least one adopted school-aged child (ages 5 to 18) either currently or previously enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Parents, Adoption, Whites, English (Second Language)
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Gkaintartzi, Anastasia; Chatzidaki, Aspasia; Tsokalidou, Roula – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article examines views of Albanian immigrant parents regarding home-language maintenance in Greece. It aims to reveal language ideologies in relation to broader ideologies about schooling and education. Following a qualitative interpretative approach, we conducted semi-structured individual and group interviews with 19 parents of bilingual…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Native Language, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries
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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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Guardado, Martin – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article investigates the linguistic tools employed by Hispanic Canadian families in their language socialization efforts of fostering sustained heritage language (HL) use. The article is based on data collected during a 1½-year ethnography, and focuses on the metapragmatic devices used in daily interactions. Utilizing analytic tools from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Child Relationship, Language Usage, Hispanic Americans
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McCarty, Teresa L.; Nicholas, Sheilah E.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
In Native American communities, the "global here and now" (Appadurai, 2001) is linked to twin movements for standardization and English supremacy, resulting in the decline of Indigenous languages and persistent educational disparities. This article takes up Appadurai's call to democratize research on globalization, juxtaposing theories that…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, American Indians, Ethnography
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Leung, Genevieve – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article explores uninvestigated issues in Cantonese and "Hoisan-wa" language maintenance from an ethnic Chinese diaspora point of view. Data come from a larger study looking at Frog Story narratives from 140 Cantonese-English bilingual children in California. Fourteen of these children were found to display uniquely…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Speech Communication, Maintenance, Phonology
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