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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examined perceptions of English as an International Language (EIL) by Korean English-major and non-English-major students. It also investigated factors that influenced their perceptions. The EIL Perception Scale was employed to assess two dimensions of EIL (i.e. varieties of English [VE] and strategies for multilingual/multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
People who learn a foreign language hold various mental images about the target language country, its culture and society. These images are recognised as a valuable source of information for developing the cultural component of a foreign language programme. However, explorations of mental images of Korea held by students enrolled in Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Rotter, Christoph E. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Language attitudes involve two sequential cognitive processes: "categorisation" and "stereotyping." Against this empirically underresearched postulate, this study illuminates the influence of self-reported accent identifications on speaker evaluations. Using the matched guise technique, attributions to three L1 varieties of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Suprasegmentals
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung; Arifah Drajati, Nur – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Preservice English teachers' perceptions about English as an international language (EIL) have not been adequately examined in different cross-cultural contexts. To fill that void, a total of 590 preservice English teachers from Indonesia (n = 344) and South Korea (n = 246) completed an EIL perception questionnaire. Subsequently, an independent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jiang, Yan; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper examined language anxiety (LA) in Chinese dialects and Putonghua among college students in mainland China and explored the links between their LA in the first language and a range of sociobiographical variables (i.e. gender and geographical background) as well as linguistic variables (i.e. mother tongue, age of onset of acquisition,…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Dialects, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Guzzardo Tamargo, Rosa E.; Loureiro-Rodríguez, Verónica; Acar, Elif Fidan; Vélez Avilés, Jessica – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examines Puerto Rican bilinguals' attitudes towards five speech varieties (Spanish, English, Spanish with English lexical insertions, inter-sentential code-switching, and intra-sentential code-switching). While previous research on language attitudes in Puerto Rico has exclusively employed direct methods (i.e. interviews, surveys,…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Moratinos-Johnston, Sofía; Ballester Brage, LLuís; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Attitudes and motivation seem decisive in successful language learning (Dörnyei, Csizér, and Németh 2006. "Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective." Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.). Research in Spanish multilingual contexts analysing the influence of the L1 on attitudes and motivation to learn foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Kataoka, Shin; Mochizuki, Takako – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Fluent speakers of a target language choosing to enrol in beginner-level courses at tertiary institutes could be considered unfair. In this paper, however, based on data obtained from in-depth qualitative interviews with 12 students at a Hong Kong university, we show that fluent speakers of Japanese -- a widely-spoken foreign language in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Huang, Shu-Chen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Informed by Dörnyei's L2 Motivational Self System and intended to fill a gap in learning motivation research on languages other than English (LOTEs), this study investigated learners' motivation for three language clusters -- Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Thai and Malay), Northeast Asian (Japanese and Korean) and European (German, Spanish and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Wenhong; Feng, Dezheng – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper examines the motivations of Chinese learners of Japanese across three different grades through Elicited Metaphor Analysis and semi-structured interview. Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Japanese majors (55 in total) in a Chinese university were asked to produce metaphors that reflected their motivations to learn Japanese. The metaphor data…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Figurative Language
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Zheng, Yongyan; Lu, Xiuchuan; Ren, Wei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study extends our understanding of Chinese university students' motivation to learn languages other than English (LOTEs) by adding a contextual dimension to the L2 Motivational Self System. The study drew on Higgins' ([1987]. "Self-discrepancy: A Theory Relating Self and Affect." "Psychological Review" 94: 319-340.)…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sugita-McEown, Maya; McEown, Kristopher – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The current study had two objectives: (a) to quantitatively investigate whether Japanese language learners of English have inclusive second language (L2) self-related motivations, and how inclusive L2 self-related motivations contribute to English learning effort and self-rated English ability, and (b) to qualitatively examine how Japanese…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Michael, Rowan B. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguistic research on language attitudes has revealed that non-standard accented speakers are usually perceived more negatively than members of the dominant speech community. Few studies, however, have examined whether a speaker's ethnicity, evidenced by nonlinguistic factors such as appearance, may play a role in listeners' perception of…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ethnicity, Pronunciation, College Faculty