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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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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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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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Paquet, Roseline G.; Levasseur, Catherine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Montreal, the largest city in the province of Quebec, Canada, is where most newcomers settle down. Many will attend one of the 'francization' (French as a second language) courses offered by the provincial government. Learning French and its adoption as a common language are essential conditions to gain social inclusion through participation in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, French, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Fuentes, Ronald; Gómez Soler, Inmaculada – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
As a result of internationalisation, many universities have developed policies that encourage publications in English. This study explores this issue by examining multilingual scholars' experiences of publishing policies in an Anglophone context and more specifically within the discipline of foreign languages--an inherently plurilingual discipline…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, College Faculty, Multilingualism, English (Second Language)
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Aslan, Mehmet – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Global discourses around English-medium instruction (EMI) have inspired controversy for many years now. A wide range of scholars has espoused multiple opinions exhorting the benefits and disadvantages of using English as a medium of instruction in higher education. Although EMI is certainly relevant to primary and secondary school education, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Soler-Carbonell, Josep; Saarinen, Taina; Kibbermann, Kerttu – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This article analyses language policies in higher education (HE) in Finland, Estonia, and Latvia, as well as the European Union (EU). We take a multilayered approach to language policies in order to illuminate the intertwined nature of local, national, and international language policies in HE. We are particularly interested in the construction of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Schneider, Cindy; Gooskens, Charlotte – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The Vanuatu government has recently implemented a policy of vernacular literacy. Children are now to receive the first three years of schooling in a vernacular language. Needless to say, in a country with less than 300,000 people [Vanuatu National Statistics Office 2016 Accessed January 4, 2016. http://vnso.gov.vu/] and more than 100 indigenous…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Variation, Native Speakers, Multilingualism
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Rubin, Aviad – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Many contributors to the normative literature on language policy argue that inclusive multilingual regimes are beneficial on several grounds. However, despite the professed advantages of multilingualism, most nation-states have been reluctant to equally recognise minority languages alongside the majority language. This reality raises three…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Planning, Second Languages, Language Minorities
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Ahn, So-Yeon; Kang, Hyun-Sook – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study explored South Korean university students' perceptions of different English varieties and their speakers, student attitudes towards the learning of English and its varieties, and the role of these attitudinal variables in the learning of English as a foreign language. One-hundred-one students who were enrolled in four sections of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Informed by family language policy (FLP) as the theoretical framework, I illustrate in this paper how language ideologies can be incongruous and language policies can be conflicting through three multilingual families in Singapore representing three major ethnic groups--Chinese, Malay and Indian. By studying their family language audits, observing…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Ethnic Groups
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Jan, Jie-Sheng; Kuan, Ping-Yin; Lomeli, Arlett – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The Hakka people, the largest ethno-linguistic minority group in Taiwan, have found their ethnic language retention diminishing. Using the data collected by the Taiwan Education Panel Survey and Beyond in 2010, we are the first to study its reason for decrease. Results indicate that out-marriage amongst Hakka people and losing ethnic concentration…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Asians, Ethnic Groups
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