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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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Hornsby, Michael; Vigers, Dick – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Educational initiatives in many minority language communities in Europe and beyond are producing 'new speakers' of the languages in question. The status of such speakers is often contested, however, and many people who have been through immersion education in a minority language can find themselves on the fringes of the language community of which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Welsh
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Uribe-Jongbloed, Enrique – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This paper addresses how different media production teams negotiate the use of their minority languages in their practice. After a brief discussion of the concepts of language and description of a linguistic minority, a short review of similar research in the area of Minority Language Media is presented. Within this area, radio producers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Identification (Psychology), Radio
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Selleck, Charlotte – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This article reports on an ethnographic study carried out in three interrelated sites: two contrasting secondary schools and a Youth-Club (the principal focus of this article), in an area of southwest Wales. This article highlights the incongruence between the language at home and the language of the school and posits that the relationship between…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multilingualism, Ethnography, Youth Clubs
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Garrett, Peter; Gallego Balsà, Lídia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
European higher education institutions are in general highly committed to internationalisation, seeing it as providing ways into the global education market, as an indicator of academic excellence, and for generating income. In multilingual settings, minority languages are not always given adequate consideration in this process and may be a source…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Higher Education
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Jones, Rhys James; Cunliffe, Daniel; Honeycutt, Zoe R. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
The emergence of new domains, such as the Internet, can prove challenging for minority languages. Welsh is a minority, regional language and is considered "vulnerable" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Welsh-speaking community appears to have responded positively to the Internet and the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Welsh, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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Morris, Delyth; Jones, Kathryn – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2007
The role of the home and family/caregivers is commonly acknowledged as being central to securing the intergenerational socialisation of minority languages. Research evidence demonstrates that the survival or demise of minority languages crucially depends upon the extent to which the language is passed on from one generation to the next within the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Caregiver Role, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Peter Wynn – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1991
Addresses issue of quality of spoken Welsh of children in Welsh-medium schools. Analysis of morphology of inflected pronouns produced by these children suggests that subset of apparent errors may represent stage in process of remolding traditional examples to produce elements of code that is unique to these new speakers of Welsh and that may…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Research
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Tansley, Paula; Craft, Alma – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1984
Reports on a survey of mother tongue teaching and support for primary age pupils in England and Wales, undertaken as part of the Schools Council Mother Tongue Project. The analysis indicates that the majority of local education authorities now have a multilingual school population, and that bilingual pupils can communicate in a wide range of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy
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Price, Susan; And Others – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1983
Describes a study using matched-guise technique designed to (1) determine how West Welsh preadolescents would react to Welsh speakers reading a passage of prose in one of three language varieties (Received Pronunciation English, Welsh-Accented English, Welsh) and (2) to examine what effect language of testing might have on children's social…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Baker, Colin; Hinde, John – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1984
The use of the Language Background Questionnaire is analyzed, and the following criticisms are offered: (1) the varying nature and range of questions used, (2) the inclusion of indirect language background questions, and (3) previous methods of categorization of individuals into groups using language background scores. (SL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Farrell, Shaun; Bellin, Wynford; Higgs, Gary; White, Sean – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1997
Net gains in the number of Welsh speakers as a result of education in South East Wales are examined to see if there is any basis for connecting them with disadvantage to education in English-medium schools. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Educationally Disadvantaged, English
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Lyon, Jean – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1991
This paper reports the language use of some 400 mothers in North Wales. Factors associated with language use are examined, including cross-language partnerships, past educational medium, and situation. (25 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction
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Jones, Christine M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1991
Adults participating in an Ulpan method Welsh program were surveyed to determine their motivation for learning Welsh and for choosing an intensive course. Integration was found to be the major motivating factor for studying Welsh and the students believed that an immersion setting would result in superior language learning. (JL)
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses, Learning Motivation
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Dodson, C. J.; Thomas, Sara E. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1988
Presents a longitudinal examination of the effects of certain types of schooling (bilingual, immersion, mixed-language) on the concept development of monolingual, developing bilingual, or competent bilingual children in Wales. Results indicated that immersion programs temporarily retarded concept development of second language beginners.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Concept Formation, English, Foreign Countries
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