04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

With the regard to language maintenance, one of the most successful in over fifty of ethno-linguistic communities in China is the Korean community with more than two millions of Korean-speakers, in which there have been Regulations Regarding the Ethnic Language Use, and a maintenance-orientated and bilingual education system. However, language attrition comes to be occurring […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Using interpreters in diagnostic research and practice: pilot results and recommendations

Using interpreters in diagnostic research and practice: pilot results and recommendations

OBJECTIVE: This pilot study examined the impact and role of interpreters in videotaped and some live diagnostic interviews of Hispanic outpatients in an urban psychiatric service. METHOD: The study, conducted from June 2002 to February 2004, included 98 bilingual or Spanish-speaking monolingual adult Hispanic outpatients who participated in live or videotaped diagnostic interviews with English-speaking, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Vitality and erosion of Molise Croatian dialect

Vitality and erosion of Molise Croatian dialect

This paper gives a presentation of the condition of an endangered language located on the southern part of the Italian peninsula, spoken by a small community of transplanted Slavic population who fled the Eastern Adriatic coast during the Turkish invasion of the Balkan peninsula and have lived in complete isolation from related Slavic languages for […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population

An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population

OBJECTIVE:To assess the effectiveness of a clinic-based pediatric literacy intervention on a multilingual population. BACKGROUND:Clinic-based literacy interventions are effective among English- and Spanish-speaking children. No data exist for multilingual populations. SETTING:Pediatric clinic in an urban county hospital. Design/Methods.Reading practices of 2 cross-sectional groups were assessed by standardized interview before and after the intervention. The intervention […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Culturally and linguistically appropriate health care for racial or ethnic minorities: analysis of the US Office of Minority Health’s recommended standards.[erratum appears in Health Policy. 2005 Jan;71(1):127]

Culturally and linguistically appropriate health care for racial or ethnic minorities: analysis of the US Office of Minority Health’s recommended standards.[erratum appears in Health Policy. 2005 Jan;71(1):127]

As the demographic make-up of the United States becomes more culturally diverse, there is more emphasis on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health care to racial or ethnic minorities. This paper examines the recommended standards for culturally and linguistically competent health care delivery released by the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving cross-cultural skills of medical students through medical school-community partnerships

Improving cross-cultural skills of medical students through medical school-community partnerships

Postulating that a program integrating language skills with other aspects of cultural knowledge could assist in developing medical students’ ability to work in cross-cultural situations and that partnership with targeted communities was key to developing an effective program, a medical school and two organizations with strong community ties joined forces to develop a Spanish Language […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on A contrastive view of Irish language dynamics

A contrastive view of Irish language dynamics

This paper presents an analysis of the linguistic anthropology which underpins the language dynamics of two Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) areas, Ros Muc in Conamara, Co. Galway and Rath Cairn in Co. Meath. This research highlights what could be considered a socio-linguistic paradox: the community (Rath Cairn) which engages more vigorously in language maintenance endeavors, and exhibits […]

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