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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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Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Few studies ethnographically detail how Indigenous young people's mobility intersects with sociolinguistic transformation in an interconnected world. Drawing on a decade-long study of youth and language contact, I analyze Yup'ik young people's migration in relation to emerging language ideologies and patterns of language use in "Piniq,"…
Descriptors: Youth, Alaska Natives, Language Patterns, Ideology
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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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Nogueron-Liu, Silvia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Some studies of technology use by immigrants have explored the role of digital media in their maintenance of affiliations with their nations of origin. However, the potential for transnational social networks to serve as "resources" that facilitate digital literacy socialization for adult immigrant learners remains unexplored. In this…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Socialization, Social Networks, Community Centers
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King, Kendall A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
This longitudinal case study investigated how linguistic identity was constructed, constrained, and performed by three sisters, aged 1, 12, and 17, within one bilingual, transnational Ecuadorian-U.S. family. Data were collected over 14 months through weekly home visits that included participant observation, informal interviews, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Ideology, Bilingualism, Participant Observation
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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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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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Ramos, Francisco; Krashen, Stephen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly mentioned that immigrants to the United States should do what he did to acquire English: Avoid using their first languages and speak, listen to, and read a vast amount of materials in English--a combination he referred to as "immersion." Yet, Schwarzenegger's real path to successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Public Officials, Native Language
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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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Mango, Oraib – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Compared to the literature available on other ethnic groups in the United States, there is very little information about school experiences of Arab Americans (Nieto, 2003). This study examines the ways that Arab American women reported positioning themselves when faced with difficult situations related to stereotypical images of Arabs and Arab…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Females, Arabs, Discourse Analysis
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Menken, Kate; Kleyn, Tatyana; Chae, Nabin – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article presents qualitative research findings about the characteristics and prior schooling experiences of "long-term English language learners" (LTELLs), who have attended U.S. schools for 7 years or more, and about whom there is little empirical research, despite their significant numbers. Findings indicate that these students are orally…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Yamagami, Mai – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Using the frameworks of critical discourse analysis, representation theory, and legitimization theory, this study examines the political discourse of the campaign for Proposition 227 in California--particularly, the key social representations of languages, their speakers, and the main political actors in the campaign. The analysis examines the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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