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Sari, Betty Tjipta; Chasiotis, Athanasios; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Bender, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
We examined the importance of parental culture maintenance behaviour, bilingualism, ethnic identity, and national identity for the well-being of adolescents in multicultural Indonesia. We tested a mediation model in which the link between (perceived) parental culture maintenance behaviour and well-being is mediated through speaking Bahasa at home…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Bilingualism, Well Being, Adolescents
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Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Lynn, Theo; Rosati, Pierangelo – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper considers agentic-activities relating to the Irish language on Twitter and who is engaged with them? To answer this question, this study draws on Twitter data and filters it using the linguistic identifiers, '#Gaeilge' and the word 'Gaeilge' (Irish language). Tweets with these identifiers are conceptually considered as formulations of…
Descriptors: Irish, Social Media, Language Minorities, Language Planning
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Hirsch, Tijana; Lee, Jin Sook – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Traditional notions of family structure and settlement are no longer representative of families that are pursuing global opportunities for different reasons. Transnational families are increasingly more common and their experiences rooted in more frequent or intended translocations are different than those of the immigrant populations. One of the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Immigrants
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Raos, Višeslav – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper explores linguistic landscapes and the enactment of public visibility and presence of non-majority linguistic groups in EU member states. Non-majority linguistic groups gain power, visibility and presence through the introduction of bilingual or multilingual signposts on roads, streets, squares, and public buildings in towns and cities…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Signs, Language Usage, Language Planning
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Halupka-Rešetar, Sabina; Kneževic, Ljiljana; Topalov, Jagoda – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The paper investigates the concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) in the context of tertiary education in Serbia with a twofold aim: (a) to assess the level of students' WTC, both generally and in relation to each of the four language skills, both inside the classroom and outside of it; (b) to explore the extent to which orientation towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Yang, Miaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper examines Tibetan ethnicity by studying the language ideologies among Tibetan students and their persistent roles in shaping ethnic boundaries at a Minzu University (MU). MU attracts the highest achieving ethnic minority students throughout China and explicitly aims to turn them into patriotic minority cadres. Hosting extremely…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Patriotism
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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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Shang, Guowen; Zhao, Shouhui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The selection of standards and norms constitutes the first and most important step for language standardisation. In this paper, we examine the standard establishment for Huayu (or Singapore Mandarin), a new Chinese variety that has emerged in Singapore as a result of centralised planning and inter-linguistic contact. Huayu is the officially…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Mandarin Chinese
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Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The study investigated the language choices of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Chinese family business and the factors guiding their choices. Interviews were conducted with 17 CEOs of family businesses located in Sarawak, some of whom are the sons and grandsons of the founder of the business. The results showed that all the CEOs can speak their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit), Age Differences, Business Communication
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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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Abdelhay, Ashraf; Eljak, Nada; Mugaddam, AbdelRahim; Makoni, Sinfree – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The sociolinguistic repertoires of individuals in Sudan are products of institutionalised orders of normalisation. The visibility of language in popular and official discourses in Sudan is always linked with wider cultural and political projects. This paper intends to engage with and explicate this observation by, first, examining how the dominant…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Language Usage, African Languages, Semitic Languages
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Sun, James Jian-Min; Hu, Ping; Ng, Sik Hung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
When China liberalised its economy and opened up to the (Western) world, it actively promoted the English language at schools and universities on a massive scale. This learn-English movement, riding on the back of English as the dominant international language, has powered English into China's education reforms. We outline the movement and discuss…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ladegaard, Hans J. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Recent research has shown that increasing the number of international students and staff in universities does not necessarily make the campus more "international". Ladegaard and Cheng (2014) found that local and non-local students live completely separate lives on campus and do not work together, let alone socialise, unless forced to do…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Pitts, Margaret Jane; Brooks, Catherine F. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Set within the context of a global pursuit towards the internationalisation of higher education, this paper critically examines student discourse in a globally connected classroom between learners in the USA and Singapore. It makes salient some of the cultural assumptions and tensions that undergird students' discourse in collaborative…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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