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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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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The study investigated the language choices of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Chinese family business and the factors guiding their choices. Interviews were conducted with 17 CEOs of family businesses located in Sarawak, some of whom are the sons and grandsons of the founder of the business. The results showed that all the CEOs can speak their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit), Age Differences, Business Communication
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Hansen Edwards, Jette G. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The current study examines how and why speakers of English from multilingual contexts in Asia are identifying as native speakers of English. Eighteen participants from different contexts in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, and The Philippines, who self-identified as native speakers of English participated in hour-long interviews…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jwa, Soomin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Although significant attention has been devoted to the notion of facework and its functions, facework among L2 speakers, whose cultural backgrounds and language proficiencies vary, has remained unexplored. The present study attempts to explore situations of intercultural communication in which facework is used as a way to remedy moments of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Intercultural Communication, Humor
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Puah, Yann-Yann; Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
The study examines the influence of gender, age and socio-economic status on attitudes of Foochow and Hokkien towards their ethnic language and Mandarin. The matched guise test results of 120 Foochow and 120 Hokkien participants in Kuching, Malaysia, showed positive attitudes towards Mandarin on all the 15 traits. The Hokkien participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Individual Characteristics, Age Differences
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Ting, Su-Hie; Ling, Teck-Yee – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
The study examines the sustainability status of Sarawak indigenous languages through a survey on adolescents' language use using the Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS). The specific aspects examined were: the presence of ethnic languages in relation to other languages in selected domains of language use; the adolescents'…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Dumanig, Francisco Perlas; David, Maya Khemlani; Shanmuganathan, Thilagavathi – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
Personal, social, cultural, economic, and political factors influence the language/s used by family members in the home domain. This study examines how family language policies are planned and developed in Filipino-Malaysian families in Malaysia. The language used at home in such mixed or exogamous marriages is also influenced by the ethnicity of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Coluzzi, Paolo – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
This article looks at language use and attitudes in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia through a survey conducted among 88 university students for each country. The focus of the article, however, is on the expanding use of English, particularly as far as media consumption is concerned, relating this with issues of globalisation and linguistic and…
Descriptors: Surveys, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Xiaomei; Chong, Siew Ling – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Social factors involved in language maintenance and language shift (LMLS) have been the focus of LMLS studies. Previous studies provide fundamental support for the theoretical development of this research branch. However, there is no discussion regarding the hierarchical order of these social factors, i.e. the degree of importance of various…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language Proficiency
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Low, Hui Min; Nicholas, Howard; Wales, Roger – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a survey of 100 mothers of Chinese children aged between 6 and 36 months from middle to upper-middle socio-economic backgrounds in Penang, Malaysia. The findings include the language backgrounds of these mothers, their contextual uses of multiple languages and their language choices with their children. Through…
Descriptors: Mothers, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Wang, Xiaomei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
The language situation in the Malaysian Chinese community has undergone great changes in the past century. This paper aims to account for such changes in the framework of sociolinguistic realignment, which is both descriptive and predictive. The triglossic situation in the colonial period (1859-1957) is described; with the support of a language…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Chinese, Native Speakers, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Gary M., Ed.; Ozog, A. Conrad K., Ed. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1993
The subject of bilingualism is especially important in Bruni, a country with a multilingual population and a bilingual education policy, and it was felt that an international conference which examined bilingualism and bilingual education in a variety of 'development' contexts would be useful in reviewing and fine tuning of Bruneis' already…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Developing Nations
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Gupta, Anthea Fraser – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1997
Discusses situations in which mother-tongue education may not be desirable. Separate sections discuss language in education systems, multilingual settings, mother-tongue education in the "Cosmopolis," determining the mother tongue, definition of a language, social and ethnic divisiveness of mother-tongue education. The final section…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Usage
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Ozog, A. Conrad K. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1993
Malaysia's long tradition of English medium instruction and bilingualism officially ended in 1970. This paper reviews the role of bilingualism in the development of the country, including the role of a bilingual population in national development and the possible effects of the abandonment of bilingual education. (Contains 38 references.)…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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