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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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McMonagle, Sarah; Cunliffe, Daniel; Jongbloed-Faber, Lysbeth; Jarvis, Paul – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Researchers of minority language media are increasingly interested in the role of internet-based communication in language usage, maintenance, and revitalisation. This study explores the use of hashtags signifying the Welsh/Cymraeg, Frisian/Frysk, and Irish/Gaeilge languages on Twitter. Acknowledging the challenges of interpreting social media…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Internet, Communication Strategies, Telecommunications
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examined perceptions of English as an International Language (EIL) by Korean English-major and non-English-major students. It also investigated factors that influenced their perceptions. The EIL Perception Scale was employed to assess two dimensions of EIL (i.e. varieties of English [VE] and strategies for multilingual/multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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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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de Carlos, Pablo; Alén, Elisa; Pérez-González, Ana; Figueroa, Beatriz – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In most service activities, customer satisfaction depends largely on the direct interaction with service providers. In the case of tourism, this interaction often occurs between people from different countries and whose mother tongues are different. In this context, concepts such as cultural proximity, linguistic accommodation, expectations and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Language Attitudes, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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Li, Jian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article investigates 90 Shanghainese participants' cross-generational use and knowledge of 140 English loanwords in Shanghainese which are deemed as an important part of Shanghai Regional Culture (SRC). The quantitative results reveal that the older participants use and know much more of English loanwords than the younger ones, and that many…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, English (Second Language), Age Differences, Verbs
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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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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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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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Sliashynskaya, Hanna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article analyses how two official languages of Belarus, Russian and Belarusian, are represented on the homepages of two national news websites through the analysis of media discourse within headlines and leads of news stories, and focusing on aspects of multimodality of websites. In view of the equal legal status of these languages, this…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Multilingualism, Web Sites, News Reporting
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Jiang, Yan; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper examined language anxiety (LA) in Chinese dialects and Putonghua among college students in mainland China and explored the links between their LA in the first language and a range of sociobiographical variables (i.e. gender and geographical background) as well as linguistic variables (i.e. mother tongue, age of onset of acquisition,…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Dialects, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Jang, Eunjee; Brutt-Griffler, Janina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In a nation where monolingualism predominates, heritage language (HL) has been downplayed as less important in educational contexts in the U.S. Disproportionately little attention has been given to the role of HL in language minority (LM) students' attendance to postsecondary education (PSE) (cf. Brutt-Griffler, Janina, and Manka Varghese, eds.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Minorities, Language Role, College Students
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Buckingham, Louisa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Costa Rica attracts one of the highest numbers of migrants per capita in Latin America and it is one of the main destinations for inter-regional migrants. The impact of growing numbers of long-term migrants with a very different socio-economic (and often also linguistic) profile from the majority of local inhabitants is perceptible across various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Migrants, Ethnic Diversity
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