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Alsaif, Reema Ali S.; Starks, Donna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper explores the linguistic landscape (LL) of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and shows how this religious site contains within it different domains, each with their own LL and preferred mediums of display. We illustrate this by exploring the LL of five domains within the mosque: Holiness, Education, Workplace, Local Governance and the Public…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Religious Factors, Islam, Muslims
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Themistocleous, Christiana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The Republic of Cyprus is a country characterised by a long-term conflict which resulted in the geopolitical division of the island. Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots have lived in separation for more than 30 years until the border re-opened in 2003, allowing people to cross and visit 'the other side'. One of the crossing points is located in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Greek, Turkish
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Dupré, Jean-François – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In May 2017, Taiwan's legislature passed the Indigenous Languages Development Act (ILDA), which came into effect in June of that year. This paper traces the process and context that have led to the act's adoption, and provides an overview of its symbolic and substantive content. In doing so, this paper draws attention to the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Languages, Legislation
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Yan, Xi – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Language choices in the economic field of late capitalist societies are shaped by a combination of local, national, and global forces as well as historical, political, and economic factors. This study conducts an analysis of language choices in the linguistic landscape of Macao's heritage tourism (i.e. signposts of tourist attractions) and gaming…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Tourism, Multilingualism
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Coluzzi, Paolo; Brasca, Lissander; Miola, Emanuele – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Devising a writing system, or graphisation, is a fundamental aspect of corpus planning that no language can take too lightly. This paper begins with a general introduction to graphisation and to Italian regional languages, followed by an analysis of the different orthographies in use so far or proposed for the main regional languages in Italy,…
Descriptors: Written Language, Geographic Regions, Case Studies, Italian
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Zorcic, Sabina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The article summarises the results of pilot research about communicative practices among adolescents at bilingual schools in Austrian Carinthia. I present the findings by referencing Bourdieu's Theory of Practice, which I supplement when necessary with established concepts from sociolinguistics and social psychology. Bilingual schools are one of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Sociolinguistics, Social Psychology, Slavic Languages
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Kircher, Ruth; Fox, Sue – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The study presented here is the first empirical investigation of attitudes towards Multicultural London English (MLE), the multiethnolect spoken in England's main metropolis. An online questionnaire was used to gather data from 800 participants, including MLE speakers as well as non-MLE speakers from a wide variety of different backgrounds. The…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Feng, Anwei; Adamson, Bob – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In mainland China, most ethnic minority students today face the challenge of learning three languages in schools, namely, their home language (L1), Mandarin Chinese (L2) and a foreign language, usually English (L3). Research into trilingual education for minority groups has been most active since the turn of the twenty-first century. This paper…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism
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Savski, Kristof – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper examines the ecology of Slovene in the twentieth century by focusing on two key emergent themes. It focuses firstly on monolingualism as a key goal for Slovene language planners, starting with their efforts to create a standard language with no German influences in the nineteenth century, and continuing in their work to prevent…
Descriptors: Slavic Languages, Social Change, Economic Factors, Language Attitudes
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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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Tamtik, Merli; Jang, Soon Young – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Along with increased international migration, many nation-states are facing the dilemma of embracing a multi-cultural and multi-lingual society while protecting their cultural and linguistic heritage. Non-Anglophone universities are often the sites of this struggle as they aim to become world-class international universities operating largely in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Content Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Rosendal, Tove – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper presents results from an ethnographically informed study based on focus group discussions where rural Ngoni farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania voice their ideas about their cultural heritage, with a special focus on attitudes towards Ngoni culture and cultural changes. With a model based on Ehala [2009. "Connecting the…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, African Languages, Agricultural Occupations, Cultural Background
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Cai, Chencen; Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
We investigate the perceptions of international and American Chinese bilingual pre- and in-service graduate students and language teachers regarding Chinese varieties. The 25 participants were currently enrolled college students or recent graduates majoring in language education or other associated programmes at an urban university in the…
Descriptors: Chinese, Language Variation, Subcultures, Preservice Teachers
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Hsu, Hui-ju – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study adopted both indirect and direct methods to probe into Taiwanese people's attitudes towards Taigi. The indirect method involved a verbal guise experiment with four Taigi speakers--Old-H (higher competence), Old-L (lower competence), Young- H, and Young-L. Participants, including old and young, must complete a questionnaire indirectly…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Alienation, Age Differences, Foreign Countries
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Schreiber, Laurentia; Sitaridou, Ioanna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
We assess the sociolinguistic vitality of Romeyka, the only Asia Minor Greek variety, which, albeit endangered, is still spoken in the Black Sea region, Turkey (historically known as Pontus), by means of nine extralinguistic (i.e. sociological) and sociolinguistic factors, specially tailored for the situation of Romeyka. Our current vitality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Greek, Sociolinguistics
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