Category: Plurilingualism – Bilingualism


How the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Limits Itself From Harnessing Its Economic and Societal Benefits

Previous qualitative and quantitative studies (Liu, 2015) argue that promoting minority languages increases in FDI and GDP and societal public trust. However, quantitative comparisons of four Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Serbia) suggest the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), is not reliably providing these benefits. Negative outcomes were


Children’s Incidental Learning of English Through Cartoons: An Italian Case Study

The presentation concerns a qualitative and longitudinal case study of two young Italian children acquiring English incidentally, while enjoying cartoons in a domestic environment. The data from a log kept by a participant observer over eight years are investigated to reconstruct the main steps of the process, from reception to various forms of production. Unlike


Family Language Policy and Immigrant Chinese Children’s Bilingual Development in New Zealand Context

The concept of Family Language Policy (FLP) and the studies on how immigrant families transmit their heritage language to the next generation had already drawn interest from researchers worldwide (Schwartz, 2010). Spolsky (2012) argues that language policy in the family domain should be further studied for a better understanding of the establishment and the sustainability