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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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Musolff, Andreas – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguists have adopted the concept of 'super-diversity' from cultural anthropology to analyse multidimensional changes in ethnolinguistic identities resulting from recent mass migration. Sociolinguistic super-diversity is thus understood as a central aspect of shifts in migration patterns that have increased the complexity of cultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Self Concept
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Gnevsheva, Ksenia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study investigates variation in listeners' accuracy in accent identification of native and non-native speakers of English. Thirty native speakers of New Zealand (NZ) English completed a free identification task with stimuli extracted from naturalistic conversations of several speakers from three native and two non-native English language…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Korean
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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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Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Holliday, Adrian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Interviews with a small group of doctoral students at a British university indicate that the students feel that the programme provides an environment within which they develop interculturality through reflexive engagement with the PhD community and in some cases with the participants in their research. Significant here is that they are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, International Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jin, Lixian; Cortazzi, Martin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Internationalising higher education (HE) shows tensions between recruiting international students as a means of securing income and meeting their particular educational needs towards practices of caring for their social, psychological, intercultural and educational well-being. This paper briefly outlines the extent of current HE…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication
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Spencer-Oatey, Helen; Dauber, Daniel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
According to a recent report, the top skill that employers are looking for in graduates is an ability to work collaboratively with teams of people from a range of backgrounds and countries. So as universities seek to internationalise, an important question is how successful they are in developing this skill. Both research and anecdotal evidence…
Descriptors: Teamwork, International Education, Skill Development, Cultural Awareness
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Rosowsky, Andrey – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Fishman's scale for evaluating language vitality proposes a stage in language shift where exclusively the older generation takes part in "rituals", "concerts" and "songfests" in the minority language. Once this generation dies away, according to the scale, these cultural practices disappear with them. Within certain…
Descriptors: Muslims, Religious Factors, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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Baker, Will; Hüttner, Julia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The rapid increase in English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education has resulted in the need for a greater evidence base documenting EMI in practice spanning a range of settings. Studies of EMI focusing on linguistic issues are beginning to emerge but there are few comparative studies looking at multiple sites, levels and stakeholders. In…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Bozoglan, Hilal; Gok, Duygu – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a mobile-assisted dialect awareness programme on the dialect attitudes of pre-service English language teachers in Turkey. The study adopted a pre-test and a post-test design including 58 first-grade pre-service English language teachers in two different classes. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metalinguistics, Scores, Nonstandard Dialects
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Hua, Zhu; Wei, Li – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Transnational and multilingual families have become commonplace in the twenty-first century. Yet relatively few attempts have been made from applied and socio-linguistic perspectives to understand what is going on "within" such families; how their transnational and multilingual experiences impact on the family dynamics and their everyday…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Language Usage, Bilingualism
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Deffa, Oromiya-Jalata – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Contrary to earlier studies dealing with the cultural identity development of diasporic minorities, this paper assesses the impact of homogeneity on intra-group cohesion and ethnic orientation. To this end, Oromo-Americans, an ethnic group originally located within the national borders of Ethiopia, will be compared to Armenian-Americans,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Minority Groups, Correlation
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Schartner, Alina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Educational sojourns abroad are not only increasingly popular; it is also believed that they have many positive outcomes for students. The transformative potential of a study sojourn abroad has been claimed in linguistic and broader intercultural terms (e.g. Brown [2009] "The Transformative Power of the International Sojourn: An Ethnographic…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Outcomes of Education
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Block, David; Gray, John – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The marketization of education in countries like the UK may be seen as part and parcel of the rise of neoliberalism as the dominant shaper of policy and practice in many societies from the late twentieth century onwards. This paper explores how marketization has impacted on two initial teacher preparation programmes and focuses on the Cambridge…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Marketing
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