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Solano-Flores, Guillermo; Chia, Magda; Kachchaf, Rachel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This paper is concerned with fair and valid testing. It reports on a long-term project aimed at creating visual accessibility resources in mathematics computer-administered test items in a large-scale assessment system. We discuss our experience designing and developing pop-up illustration glossaries (IGs) for second language learners (SLLs) --…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Accommodations, Glossaries
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Song, Juyoung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores writing in Korean as an additional language in the United States and South Korea, focusing on learners' perceptions, attitudes, and informal writing practices outside the class. As sociolinguistic characteristics of a language such as the status and tradition of writing affect learners' views and practices, this study includes…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Korean, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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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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Johnson, Eric J.; Avineri, Netta; Johnson, David Cassels – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Hart and Risley's (1995) concept of a "word gap" (aka "language gap") is widely used to describe inferior cognitive development and lower academic achievement as by-products of the language patterns of families from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In recent decades, this line of deficit research has proliferated and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Academic Achievement, Language Patterns, Economically Disadvantaged
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Baugh, John – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
The present article compares and contrasts linguistic findings from longitudinal studies of low-income Americans derived from evidence of recorded family speech interactions. Hart and Risley (1995) employed research assistants who spent 1 hour per month observing language usage among families from different socioeconomic backgrounds in their homes…
Descriptors: Low Income, Longitudinal Studies, Family Relationship, Socioeconomic Status
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Kibler, Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Reflecting on contributions to this special issue along with my own research, I suggest ways in which sociocultural understandings of peer interactions in multilingual contexts are and should be evolving to encompass the increasingly complex settings that research has come to document. I argue that in order to realize the potential of research in…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Multilingualism, Learning Activities, Sociocultural Patterns
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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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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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Martínez-Roldán, Carmen María – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article discusses the results of an empirical study that examined the translanguaging practices of primary-grade, bilingual Latino students, as mediated by bilingual teacher candidates (TCs), in an after-school program in the southwestern United States. Expansive Learning theory, within the cultural-historical activity tradition, guided the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), After School Programs, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article presents a case study of the perceptions of Spanish heritage speakers enrolled in introductory-level Spanish foreign language courses. Despite their own identities that were linked to the United States and Spanish of the Borderlands, the participants felt that the curriculum acknowledged the Spanish of Spain and foreign countries but…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Case Studies, Second Language Programs
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Soto Huerta, Mary Esther; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Many young children of Mexican heritage enter U.S. schools with knowledge of two language systems and emergent biliterate abilities. Bilingualism in young children may go unnoticed when instructional practices favor English. This case study describes how Lucía's bilingualism and emergent biliteracy parallel competencies essential to literacy…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Mexican Americans, Bilingual Students, Case Studies
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Warriner, Doris S. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article investigates when and how narratives of personal experience and displacement reference and characterize dimensions of time and space, with a focus on how temporal elasticity might serve as an interactional resource. Examining the dynamic, situated, and intertwined nature of such narratives, the analysis looks at how…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research, Time, Experience
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Warriner, Doris S.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Sociolinguists have made considerable headway in identifying and describing the relationship between mobility, linguistic resources, and forms of inequality. Despite such advances, however, we argue that it is as important as ever to continue to rethink what kinds of phenomena are analyzed, the distinctions and categories that might be imposed on…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ideology, Correlation, Classification
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Han, Huamei – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing on the first phase of a larger sociolinguistic ethnography, this article explores how individual migrants of African and Chinese backgrounds expand their multilingual repertoires in Africa Town in Guangzhou, China. Focusing on two cases, I demonstrate how they maintain and develop transnational and translocal connections simultaneously…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Municipalities
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Razfar, Aria – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Drawing on Cultural Historical Activity Theory, language socialization, and the notion of "third space," this article examines how bilingual, Latina/o students (Latina/o English learners) use sophisticated linguistic, cultural, and mathematical tools to solve community-based problems. This article examines the inherent tensions in using…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Bilingualism
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