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Lai, Mee Ling – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article examines the relation between social class and language attitudes through a triangulated study that analyses the attitudes of 836 secondary school students from different socioeconomic backgrounds toward the 3 official spoken languages used in postcolonial Hong Kong (HK; i.e., Cantonese, English, and Putonghua). The respondents were…
Descriptors: Working Class, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Educational Attainment
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Agnihotri, Rama Kant; McCormick, Kay – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article examines signage as a site for the negotiation of meaning between the potential intentionality of the creator and the potential readings of the target audience. Data is drawn from 2 major sources: sociologically and economically differentiated geosemiotic landscapes of Delhi and the advertisements of a large, well-known Indian…
Descriptors: Written Language, Signs, Foreign Countries, Advertising
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Petrovic, John; Majumdar, Sikharini – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article develops the interface between language policy and planning and equal educational opportunity (EEO). Tracing the trajectory of the development "equal educational opportunity" as a normative ideal, this study argues that language policy must serve to promote "actualist" conceptions of EEO. To do this, acquisition…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Olsen, Kristen; Olsen, Holly – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
Language-switching, attitude, and linguistic identity among 10th-grade female students in East Jerusalem are influenced by current political, social, and ethnic conflicts. The students make decisions to use English, Hebrew, and Arabic--the 3 regional languages--based on issues of hegemony and social influences. Participants in this study track…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language)
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Andrade, Maureen Snow – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
Higher education institutions in the United States recognize the economic and educational benefits of international students. Although non-native English speakers (NNES) submit evidence of English language proficiency for admission purposes, many struggle with the demands of English. This study draws on qualitative and quantitative data to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Educational Benefits, Social Adjustment
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Pray, Lisa – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
The investigator compared the linguistic characteristics of Spanish and English language samples taken from English language learners (ELLs) diagnosed with an academic learning disability (LD) and ELLs in general education to determine if the errors and characteristics of their language use differ. There was a statistically significant difference…
Descriptors: Language Usage, General Education, Syntax, Oral Language
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Callahan, Laura – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This article compares data from service encounters conducted in person and over the telephone in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. During the in-person phase, the author and 8 fieldworkers entered businesses and initiated conversations with Latino service providers in Spanish, noting the language of response. The rate of non-reciprocal…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Native Speakers, Service Occupations, Comparative Analysis
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Ramos, Francisco – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study examined opinions about some theoretical and practical tenets of bilingualism and bilingual education, as well as about the instructional use of English language learners' (ELLs) native languages in the classroom, of 77 teachers from Spain working in California as part of the California/Spain Visiting Teachers Program. In their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Academic Achievement
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Makalela, Leketi – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study investigated degrees of mutual intelligibility among 3 structurally related languages in South Africa: Sepedi, Sesotho, and Setswana. To compare reading proficiency of mother-tongue speakers who enrolled for freshman courses at the University of Limpopo, 4 reading experimental conditions, in the 3 languages and 1 in a harmonized text,…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Language Variation, Mutual Intelligibility
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Olson, Kate – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This article examines the implications of educational policies on teachers' beliefs and practices for English learners (ELs) in the context of the California educational reform agenda. By utilizing cultural-historical activity theory, this study paints a personal and pedagogical portrait of how 2 educated and experienced bilingual teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Autobiographies, Bilingual Teachers
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Simon-Maeda, Andrea – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This report is part of a larger, 2-year ethnography of bi- and multilingual speakers in Japan. On the basis of audio and videotape recordings of discussions among international students in a Japanese university, this study examines participants' deployment of different conversational resources to understand and talk about marginalizing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Cabau, Beatrice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
English has been compulsory for all Swedish pupils since 1962. At the same time, Swedish society has, for decades, been experiencing the phenomenon of an overwhelming Anglicization. Nowadays, the situation has gone so far that English may be considered as a second language in the Swedish daily living environment. This article mainly aims at…
Descriptors: Language Planning, War, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Connor, Robert T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
Matched-guise experiments have passed their 40th year as a powerful attitudinal research tool, and they are becoming more relevant and useful as technology is applied to language research. Combining the specificity of conversation analysis with the generalizability of social psychology research, technological innovations allow the measurement of…
Descriptors: Animation, Research Tools, Computer Graphics, Language Research
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This article reviews the research literature on political impacts linked to adult literacy. Despite the enormous importance of literacy, few studies exist on their interconnection. The majority of quantitative studies indicate higher levels of political participation by former adult literacy program participants compared to their non-participant…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Self Efficacy, Social Action, Adult Reading Programs
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Moreno-Fernandez, Francisco; Otero, Jaime – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2008
This study presents a profile of Spanish as an international language and offers the most recent information on its demographics. The countries in which Spanish is the official language as well as the territories where it is not the official language are considered. The work compares the number of Spanish speakers with the number of other…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English (Second Language), Spanish, Language Role
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