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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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De Backer, Fauve; Slembrouck, Stef; Van Avermaet, Piet – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
A challenge in designing tests is ensuring fairness for all test takers. Pupils who are not yet sufficiently proficient in the language of schooling taking a test that was designed for native speakers is unfair, since they will not be able to demonstrate their true abilities (Abedi, J., and C. Lord. 2001. "The Language Factor in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Testing Accommodations, Mathematics Tests, Culture Fair Tests
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Raos, Višeslav – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores linguistic landscapes and the enactment of public visibility and presence of non-majority linguistic groups in EU member states. Non-majority linguistic groups gain power, visibility and presence through the introduction of bilingual or multilingual signposts on roads, streets, squares, and public buildings in towns and cities…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Signs, Language Usage, Language Planning
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Van Laere, Evelien; Rosiers, Kirsten; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef; van Braak, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Computer-based learning environments (CBLEs) have the potential to integrate the linguistic diversity present in classrooms as a resourceful tool in pupils' learning process. Particularly for pupils who speak a language at home other than the language which is used at school, more understanding is needed on how CBLEs offering multilingual content…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Language Usage
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Grigoryev, Dmitry; van de Vijver, Fons – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This article presents the results of a study on the relationship of acculturation profiles of Russian-speaking immigrants in Belgium, the duration of their stay, and their socio-economic adaptation. The data came from a socio-psychological survey of 132 Russian-speaking immigrants in Belgium (first generation) and were processed using latent…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Profiles, Immigrants, Russian
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De Houwer, Annick; Bornstein, Marc H. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
An important aspect of Family Language Policy in bilingual families is parental language choice. Little is known about the continuity in parental language choice and the factors affecting it. This longitudinal study explores maternal language choice over time. Thirty-one bilingual mothers provided reports of what language(s) they spoke with their…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Video Technology
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Vandenbroucke, Mieke – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This paper addresses the complex multilingual linguistic landscapes (LLs) of three strategically-chosen areas in global city Brussels by examining how language displays on public signage in these areas are used for different purposes, functions or intentions. The focus will be on meaning-construction in the post-Fordist globalised era as shaped by…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Signs, Language Planning
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Marzo, Stefania; Ceuleers, Evy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
The term "Citetaal" was originally used to refer to the language spoken by Italian immigrants in the Eastern part of Flanders (Limburg) and diffused in the former ghettoised mining areas (the cite). It is a melting pot language, based on Dutch but with a high amount of code mixture from immigrant languages, mostly Italian and Turkish.…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Adolescents
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De Keere, Kobe; Elchardus, Mark – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Few studies have addressed the question how the two main linguistic groups in Belgium (French and Flemish speakers) code each other. The research reported in this article is based on a storytelling forum of 56 persons that gathered five times. The storytelling sessions yielded 91 different stories about living in a bilingual society. These were…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, French, Indo European Languages
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Ceuleers, Evy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2008
In Belgium and Brussels, macrocontextual features such as language policy and language legislation have a profound impact on people's language use and on the way languages are learned. In order to explain this impact, the political and economic developments that have determined the current context of learners in Brussels are discussed. Secondly, a…
Descriptors: Language Planning, French, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation
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O'Donnell, Paul; Toebosch, AnneMarie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2008
Language is both a divisive and a unifying force in Brussels. Historically predominantly Dutch-speaking, surrounded by the officially Dutch-speaking federal state of Flanders, located in a majority Dutch-speaking nation-state, and with the majority of its Belgian citizens Francophone, Brussels has officially been bilingual Dutch-French since 1962.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Speech Communication, French, English (Second Language)
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Willemyns, Roland – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Describes language border fluctuations in Belgium as far as its Dutch-French portion is concerned. Examines the status and function of the language border in Belgium and of actual border fluctuations. Discusses two problem areas in detail: the "Voerstreek, and the Brussels suburban region. Language shift and language change through erosion in…
Descriptors: Dutch, Foreign Countries, French, Multilingualism
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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine; Willemyns, Roland – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Introduces this special issue of the journal. Articles cover the geographical length of of the Romance-Germanic border, from French Flanders in the northwest to South Tyrol in the Southeast. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, German, Italian
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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Gives a short overview of the historical development of various aspects of the linguistic situation in Belgium. Particular focus is on knowledge and use of the varieties of French and Dutch in Brussels and on the educational system. Attention is also given to attitudes toward the language and language varieties and to aspects of language contact.…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Dutch, Foreign Countries, French
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Nelde, Peter; Darquennes, Jeroen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2002
Discusses the situation of German Minorities in Old and New Belgium. Describes the process of federalization and its repercussions for East Belgium. Examines linguistic factors vis-a-vis these minorities located along the Germanic-Romance linguistic border. Looks at external linguistic factors and one internal factor and concludes by focusing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Language Minorities, Multilingualism
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