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Kim, Dohun; Koh, Taejin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The transition to student-centred learning, advances in teleconferencing tools, and active international student exchange programmes have stimulated tandem learning in many parts of the world. This pedagogical model is based on a mutual language exchange between tandem partners, where each student is a native speaker in the language the…
Descriptors: Translation, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sebba, Mark – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The 2011 Census in England broke new ground, as a question about language had never previously been asked. After stakeholder consultations and a series of trials, the census authority decided on two questions based on earlier censuses in the USA: one about the respondent's "main language" and another about proficiency in English. This…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English
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Li, Xiangdong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
With increasing arguments and evidence suggesting its benefits, First Language (L1) use (including translation exercise) is experiencing a resurrection in Second Language or Foreign Language (SL/FL) classrooms. One form of L1 use is composing comparable and parallel texts, which can be an important pedagogical resource but which has received…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Reaction, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Comanaru, Ruxandra-Silvia; Noels, Kimberly A.; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Studies of bicultural identity have claimed conflict--harmony and distance--overlap as relevant axes for describing bicultural identity, whereas other research emphasises variations across social situations. Based on this literature and focus group interviews, the bicultural identity of 300 young adults from immigrant families was examined, and a…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Self Concept, Factor Structure, Immigrants
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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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Göncz, Lajos – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Within psychological consequences of multiculturalism, it is often emphasised that multiculturalism and interculturalism decreases ethnocentrism, and increases openness towards other cultures, and, consequently, ethnic, linguistic and religious tolerance. We tested this empirically poorly supported assumption on high-school students from South…
Descriptors: Ethnocentrism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Carrie, Erin; McKenzie, Robert M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Recent language attitude research has attended to the processes involved in identifying and evaluating spoken language varieties. This article investigates the ability of second-language learners of English in Spain (N = 71) to identify Received Pronunciation (RP) and General American (GenAm) speech and their perceptions of linguistic variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Dialects
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Fürst, Guillaume; Grin, François – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper proposes a contribution to the investigation of the relation between multilingualism and creativity. Past evidence of a correlation between multilingualism and creativity is reviewed in a generalist perspective, that is, without focusing on a specific population such as migrants or highly proficient bilinguals. This review is also…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Creativity, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
An analysis of data collected from 2347 users of English on their self-reported swearing behaviour in English revealed significant higher values for the 1159 native English (L1) users than for the 1165 English foreign language (LX) users. Parallel analyses on the data of the L1 and LX users revealed that the interlocutor effect was slightly…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Spencer-Oatey, Helen; Dauber, Daniel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
According to a recent report, the top skill that employers are looking for in graduates is an ability to work collaboratively with teams of people from a range of backgrounds and countries. So as universities seek to internationalise, an important question is how successful they are in developing this skill. Both research and anecdotal evidence…
Descriptors: Teamwork, International Education, Skill Development, Cultural Awareness
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Cohen, Hagit – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper studies one ultra-Orthodox group--Habad community, exploring its members' attitudes towards four languages: Hebrew, Loshen Koydesh (LK), English, and Yiddish, and focusing on usage, affection for the language, ascribed importance, and holiness. Research questions were: (1) What are the attitudes of Habad members towards these languages?…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Semitic Languages, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Fuentes-Luque, Adrián – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Cuisine and restaurants are powerful tools for cultural, social and tourist image-building, and projection for tourist promotion, particularly in the case of major tourist places and destinations which boast a well-deserved, long-standing history and reputation for gastronomical beacons. When menus are not properly translated (or transcreated)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dining Facilities, Translation, Tourism
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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Huguet, Àngel; Lapresta-Rey, Cecilio – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Language attitudes have become more relevant than ever as a result of the considerable number of immigrant students enrolled in the Catalan educational system and the challenges this entails in terms of promoting social integration and language learning. Therefore, the objective of the study is to increase our understanding of language attitudes…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Social Integration
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study examines Hong Kong major stakeholders' (secondary students, university students, teachers and professionals) perceptions of language variation, English language teaching (ELT) and language use in their everyday communication via a large-scale questionnaire survey (N = 1893). Based on principal components analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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