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Joseph, Michael; Ramani, Esther – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article interrogates the notion of "glocalization" (Moja, 2004, based on Castells, 2001) as a concept that seeks to integrate the local and the global to address both the need for social justice and the need to participate in a global market economy. The article argues that the relation between the global and the local cannot be…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Languages, Free Enterprise System, Bilingualism
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; Swinehart, Karl F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Within discourses of language endangerment, life stages such as child language acquisition, adolescent language shift, and the death of community elders figure prominently, but what of the role of other, intermediate life stages during adulthood and professional life in the course of language obsolescence or revitalization? Drawing from long-term…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Bilingual Education, Child Language
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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Benson, Carol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article describes how 16 Mozambican languages--and counting--have been brought into primary education in Mozambique through a 2002 curriculum reform, and how they are faring in light of tensions between general aspirations for dominant languages and public demand for bilingual education. Bilingual education based on learners' home languages,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Howard, Kathryn M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article examines how speakers of Kam Muang in Northern Thailand draw on distinct temporalities (the slow paced, long-term historical temporality of "longue duree"; the medium paced, autobiographical temporality of intermediate time frames; and the fast-paced, immediate temporality of the "courte duree") to conceptualize…
Descriptors: Socialization, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
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Romero-Little, Mary Eunice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
"Globalization", a prominent and ubiquitous term in the academy associated with linguistic human rights, power, hypercapitalism, socio-political constraints, and social justice, is defined as powerful dynamic global forces stemming from the new world economy that constrict and restrict local contexts, progress, and possibilities--in this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, American Indians
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Pettit, Stacie Kae – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This literature review on teachers' beliefs about English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream classrooms is organized into three sections: (a) inservice teachers' existing beliefs, (b) predictors of inservice teachers' beliefs, and (c) the connection between inservice teachers' beliefs and practices. This body of literature points to a clear…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Lukes, Marguerite – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This study explores the potential of native language literacy instruction for adult immigrant English language learners who have limited formal schooling or have had interruptions in their formal education. By examining 3 programs that provide native language literacy in combination with English as a second language (ESL) instruction, this study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Persistence, Focus Groups, Student Participation
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Carreira, Maria M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In their study of language ideology, Valdes, Gonzalez, Lopez Garcia, and Marquez (2003) found evidence of a pervasive monolingualist ideology or "discourse of monolingualism" in college-level Spanish departments. This discourse, which mirrors national language ideologies in the United States, is premised on notions of nationalism, linguistic…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Ideology, Monolingualism, Language Role
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Lee, Carmen K. M.; Barton, David – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article reports on a study of user-generated multilingual writing activities on the photo sharing site, Flickr.com[R]. It discusses how Flickr users deploy their multilingual resources when interacting with international audiences, the factors affecting their language choice, and how new multilingual identities are constructed. An exploratory…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Content Analysis, Photography, Visual Aids
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Kerfoot, Caroline – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In South Africa, democratic consolidation involves not only building a new state, but also new interfaces between state and society. To strengthen the agency of citizens at these interfaces, recent approaches to development stress the notion of "participatory citizenship." The purpose of this article is to explore the links, rarely…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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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
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Garcia, Ofelia; Flores, Nelson; Chu, Haiwen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article challenges 20th century ways of conceptualizing bilingualism, arguing that they are no longer applicable to the linguistic heterogeneity of the 21st century. Using case studies of two small high schools in New York City, this article re-imagines the possibilities of bilingual education to more accurately reflect the realities of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Bilingualism
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Friedrich, Patricia; Matsuda, Aya – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
The goal of this article is to (re)define key terminology in the study of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Although the diverse perspectives and ideological standpoints represented in competing definitions of terms is appreciated, a critical conversation on definition and interpretation of ELF and other related concepts is crucial in providing a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Multilingualism
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Bale, Jeffrey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article presents an overview of the Arabic language in the United States. Drawing on archival research and statistical analysis, the article is divided into 4 major sections. The first discusses the history of immigration from the Arab world to the United States, as well as past efforts at Arabic language maintenance. The article continues…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Immigration
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Schwartz, Mila; Moin, Victor; Leikin, Mark; Breitkopf, Anna – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This study investigated how immigrant parents describe and explain their family language policy concerning their child's preschool bilingual development, and also explored the factors linked to the parents' choice of bilingual or monolingual kindergarten for their child. The study design was based on a comparison of 2 groups of parents: those who…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Ideology, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries
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