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Barakos, Elisabeth; Selleck, Charlotte – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In the introduction to the special issue 'Elite Multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates', we focus on 'elite multilingualism' as a means to provide a window into the complex layers and nuances of today's multilingual, mobile and global society. Our aims here are to provide an empirical and conceptual discussion of a growing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Social Differences, Commercialization
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Ó Murchadha, Noel; Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Language revival often retains founding overt beliefs rooted in an ideological commitment to a specific language because of its role as the authentic, legitimate cultural vehicle of a distinct people. Revival is thus the reinstatement of cultural distinctiveness based on traditional language. Revivalists have afforded traditional language…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Irish, Language Maintenance, Native Speakers
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MacQuarrie, Sarah; Lyon, Fiona – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper tackles the important question of practitioner engagement and is the first to present an overview of relevant Gaelic medium education (GME) research. Following the formal inception in 1985, GME is now more widely available across Scotland. An overview of GME is presented and situates provision within the other Celtic minority languages…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction
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Shin, Hyunjung; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This special issue aims to develop a research agenda that brings language to the centre of our inquiry and critique of neoliberalism. Based on empirical case studies from across diverse contexts in Europe, North America, and East Asia, contributors to this special issue address two issues: (1) What can be said about the nature of neoliberalism…
Descriptors: Language Research, Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kohlberger, Martin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The Shiwiar are an indigenous nation of Ecuador and Peru, and they are one of five ethnic groups collectively known as the Jivaroan people. In stark contrast to the other Jivaroan groups, the Shiwiar have largely been overlooked by local governments until recently and are still popularly considered to be an offshoot of their closely related…
Descriptors: American Indians, Ethnic Groups, American Indian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Language occupies a crucial position in neoliberalism, due to the reimagination of language as commodified skill. This paper studies the role of language ideology in this transformation by identifying a particular ideology that facilitates this process, namely the ideology which views language as pure potential. Neoliberalism treats language as a…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Role
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Haque, Eve; Patrick, Donna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This paper addresses language policy and policy-making in Canada as forms of discourse produced and reproduced within systems of power and racial hierarchies. The analysis of indigenous language policy to be addressed here focuses on the historical, political and legal processes stemming from the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism
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Lee, Ena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
While current conceptualisations of the inextricable connection between language and culture in English language education are largely informed by complex sociocultural theories that view culture as constructed in and through social practices among people, classroom practices continue to be influenced by mainstream discourses of culture that…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Antia, Bassey E. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This article offers a narrative of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, from the prism of the duality of language as a co-modality (with people, protest, policy and practices) for constituting the institution in whole or in part and as a reflection of its co-modalities. For its framing, the narrative eclectically draws on language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Language Planning, Racial Segregation
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Tupas, Ruanni – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This paper maps out the linguistic history of nation-building in the Philippines through the politics of "p" and "f" in the country. This politics concerns the various strategic acts of naming the national language at different periods of the country's history that have shaped its fate as the most hegemonic indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Official Languages, Native Language, Language Planning
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Cots, Josep M.; Llurda, Enric; Garrett, Peter – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
Following Spolsky's definition of language policy, this introductory paper offers a brief reflection on the three main lines of research that are represented in this special issue regarding the relationship between internationalisation and language policies in higher education: management and planning, practices, and beliefs. In the first part, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction
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Sherman, Tamah; Strubell, Miquel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
This thematic collection of four papers explores a number of perspectives on companies in which multiple languages are used. The "organisational" perspective concerns the question of how the presence of or demand for multiple languages in the company is managed--how companies are guided by national and other policies in regard to the use…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Second Languages, Corporations
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Spolsky, Bernard – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Introducing a pioneering series of studies of family language policy and management, this paper points out that classic language policy dealt almost entirely with the nation-state, although it did recognise the critical role of the family in determining natural intergenerational transmission of a variety. After arguing for the need to look at each…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Family Role, Language Variation
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Tannenbaum, Michal – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Family language policy (FLP), like language policies in general, includes aspects of practice, management and ideology. But FLP is often affected by and affects emotional issues and psychological dimensions that are seldom acknowledged as central in the analysis of such policies. Relying on a psychoanalytic theoretical framework, this article…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Coping, Family (Sociological Unit), Psychotherapy
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Toh, Glenn – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
The need to recognise English language teaching (ELT) as a site for the interplay of cultural politics and competing discourses has been acknowledged in ELT literature. Writing as an English teacher in Japan, and not unfamiliar over the years with the confluencing of discourses whether relating to neoliberalism, globalisation or other forces…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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