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Vajta, Katharina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study examines how language choice in epitaphs in Alsatian cemeteries mirrors language shifts in Alsace, a region in Eastern France that changed nationalities between France and Germany four times between 1870 and 1945. Language choice on tombstones was expected to be made according to the language of the ruling power, but the results show…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, French, German
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Cavar, Franziska; Tytus, Agnieszka Ewa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
While making a decision facing a moral conflict, does your answer vary depending on whether you use your first language or later learned second language? A previous study conducted by Costa, Albert, Alice Foucart, Sayuri Hayakawa, Melina Aparici, Jose Apesteguia, Joy Heafner, Boaz Keysar, and Mariano Sigman [2014. "Your Morals Depend on…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Acculturation
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Maeder-Qian, Jingyue – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The goal of this article is to examine intercultural experiences and the cultural identity reconstruction of Chinese international students in Germany by focusing on their cultural learning, and use of multiple languages including English as a lingua franca (ELF), German and Chinese. Three rounds of individual interviews over 1 year were conducted…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, College Students
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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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Loboda, Liudmila; Vogelbacher, Markus; Gawlitzek, Ira – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Whereas recent research has shown a positive correlation between stimulating family activities and children's skills, little is known about the mediating role of the parenting style in the effect of the familial socioeconomic status (SES) and the influence of the family language on children's language proficiency. Our aim is to investigate the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Preschool Children, Language Proficiency
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Rosenberg, Katharina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
In conversations between immigrants and officials, problems of understanding are often noticeable. About 280 recordings realised at the Argentine Aliens' Department and at several public authorities in Germany show that knowledge divergences regarding linguistic, cultural and institutional knowledge result in (sometimes grave) difficulties of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Yagmur, Kutlay – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Ethnolinguistic vitality theory asserts that Status, Demographic, Institutional Support and Control factors make up the vitality of ethnolinguistic groups. An assessment of a group's strengths and weaknesses in each of these dimensions provides a rough classification of ethnolinguistic groups into those having low, medium, or high vitality. Low…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Cultural Traits, Multilingualism, Criticism
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Reershemius, Gertrud – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
This article deals with language contact between a dominant standard language--German--and a lesser-used variety--Low German--in a situation in which the minoritised language is threatened by language shift and language loss. It analyses the application of Low German in forms of public language display and the self-presentation of the community in…
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, Language Maintenance, Linguistic Borrowing, Foreign Countries
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Moyer, Alene – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
With its focus on simplification universals, developmental orders, teachability, and functional-grammatical bases for acquisition, the well-known research on German (L2) language acquisition has contributed much to SLA research in general. At the same time, sociolinguistic investigations focus squarely on the difficult social conditions that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers
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Hudabiunigg, Ingrid – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
This paper analyses an extensive corpus of texts from the German media and existing studies of German perspectives on Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia in order to demonstrate that there are two idealised culture cognitive models (ICCMs) that function as overarching categories for Europe: the ICCM west (the members of the European…
Descriptors: Nouns, Foreign Countries, German, Schemata (Cognition)
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Musolff, Andreas – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
On the basis of a corpus of British and German press coverage of European Union (EU) politics over the 1990s, the paper analyses uses of the geopolitical HEART metaphor. Over the course of the 1990s, successive British governments promised to work "at" the "heart of Europe". However, no one ever claimed that Britain was…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, German, Newspapers
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Wittlinger, Ruth – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
Although Anglo-German relations since 1945 have by and large been friendly at the level of the political elite, on a wider scale British perceptions of Germany and the Germans are for the most part negative and still dominated by images of the Third Reich and the Second World War. It has even been suggested that "kraut-bashing" is the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, War, Foreign Countries, Negative Attitudes
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Panayi, Panikos – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
This paper is an introductory survey of the evolution of multiculturalism in Britain and Germany over the past two centuries. The historical approach argues that the main determinants of difference between these nation states lie in their long-term traditional attitudes towards immigrants and ethnic minorities. It focuses upon the patterns of…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups
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Manz, Stefan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
In recent years, public discourse about German national identity has increasingly focussed on the large foreign population within Germany's borders. Whilst right-wing politicians such as Edmund Stoiber foster fears of identity loss ("Uberfremdung"), more liberal observers, and indeed the ruling red-green coalition, acknowledge that…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Values, German
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Kamper, Heidrun – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
Rather than originating in the post-1945 period, the Americanisation of the German language represents the post-war transformation of a gradual anglicisation of German which began in the 18th century with the expansion of English industry and trade. The influence of American English on German began after World War I, and intensified under the…
Descriptors: War, Foreign Countries, German, North American English
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