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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Relaño-Pastor, Ana Maria; Fernández-Barrera, Alicia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article focuses on the 'native speaker effects' (Doerr, N. M., ed. 2009. "The Native Speaker Concept: Ethnographic Investigations of Native Speaker Effects." Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter) pertaining to the construction of eliteness in Spanish-English CLIL-type bilingual programmes in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Spanish, Bilingual Education Programs, Language of Instruction
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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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Petreñas, Cristina; Ianos, Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Ángel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
We analyse the influence of attending or not attending classes of the language of origin in self-identification and in life-satisfaction. In addition, we analyse how these elements are related to the perception of integration of young immigrants of Romanian origin in a multilingual and multicultural context like that of Catalonia (Spain). We…
Descriptors: Correlation, Life Satisfaction, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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O'Rourke, Bernadette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In recent years there has been a focus in language policy research on understanding how national policies are interpreted and negotiated by social actors on the ground. This paper looks at the interplay between government and grassroots initiatives to create Galician-speaking spaces in predominantly Spanish-speaking urban settings. While official…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Variation, Ethnography, Interviews
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Bermingham, Nicola; Higham, Gwennan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Immigrant integration in nation states increasingly focuses on the importance of learning the national state language. This is evidenced by increased emphasis on rigorous language testing and tighter citizenship regulations. This paper analyses immigrant integration in two sub-state contexts, Galicia and Wales, where presence of a national…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Tests, Social Integration, Second Language Learning
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Puigdevall, Maite; Walsh, John; Amorrortu, Estibaliz; Ortega, Ane – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In this paper, we study the phenomenon of linguistic mudes or transformations in linguistic practices, in the case of highly proficient speakers of Irish, Basque and Catalan and we investigate the extent to which speakers in the three contexts share ideologies and experiences related to the process. Such an investigation will deepen understanding…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Irish, Sociolinguistics, Ideology
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Elosua, Paula; Peñalba, Antton – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In minority language revitalisation contexts, the determination of proficiency in the minoritised language is a sensitive social issue that affects citizens regardless of their linguistic background. From a psychometric perspective, since the target population is heterogeneous, competence assessment instruments must ensure score validity for each…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Spanish, Languages, Foreign Countries
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Carrie, Erin; McKenzie, Robert M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Recent language attitude research has attended to the processes involved in identifying and evaluating spoken language varieties. This article investigates the ability of second-language learners of English in Spain (N = 71) to identify Received Pronunciation (RP) and General American (GenAm) speech and their perceptions of linguistic variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Dialects
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Borrell Carreras, Helena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores the translation of non-canonised literature from a minority culture (Catalan) into a hegemonic culture (Spanish). In particular, it focuses on the ideological and sociocultural factors which lead the translator to purge the translation of idiosyncratic elements pertaining to the source culture. The aim is to show that the…
Descriptors: Translation, Spanish, Romance Languages, Cultural Traits
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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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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Huguet, Àngel; Lapresta-Rey, Cecilio – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Language attitudes have become more relevant than ever as a result of the considerable number of immigrant students enrolled in the Catalan educational system and the challenges this entails in terms of promoting social integration and language learning. Therefore, the objective of the study is to increase our understanding of language attitudes…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Social Integration
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Fukuda, Makiko – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study explores the degree of language knowledge of Japanese living in Catalonia and their perceptions of the two particular languages used in this multilingual/bilingual society. The data on language proficiency was obtained via a questionnaire survey which was evaluated by the subjects themselves and analysed by means of correspondence…
Descriptors: Asians, Interviews, Language Usage, Spanish
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Elosua, Paula; Egaña, Maria – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
One of the focuses of language revitalisation policies is to incorporate minority languages into education. Evaluation of new language-of-instruction models is usually based on the increase of minority language speakers. However, it is also important from an educational perspective to study the possible relationship between performance and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Traditionally, languages have been separated from each other in the school curriculum and there has been little consideration for resources that learners possess as emergent multilinguals. This policy is aimed at the protection of minority languages and has sought to avoid cross-linguistic influence and codeswitching. However, these ideas have…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Code Switching (Language), Languages, Multilingualism
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