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Authors: Cramer, Rahel
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073468
Description: Everyone who has learned a second language will have noticed that certain words and expressions cannot be translated easily from one language into another. Some ways of expressing meaning seem to be l ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1187222
Description: As I am trying to finalize the manuscript for the second revised edition of my 2011 book Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction, I’ve been finding it hard to concentrate and not to be su ... More
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Authors: Bodis, Agnes
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1183382
Description: Learning the host country’s language is important for migrants but we should not forget that maintaining the home language is just as essential for the next generation’s success in life. Unfortunately ... More
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Authors: Grey, Alexandra
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073418
Description: Macquarie University campus seemed to sleep in the summer sun once the semester ended last November, but there has been lots happening off campus! These “stoking coals” for the summer mind were genera ... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073290
Description: Asylum seekers in Australia face a few very public hurdles. Successive governments have used increasingly restrictive refugee policies to gain votes. Meanwhile, the media often focuses on the issue of ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073232
Description: Teacher expectations produce self-fulfilling prophecies in student performance: high teacher expectations result in students’ higher academic performance and low teacher expectations result in student ... More
Authors: Gerber, Livia
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073336
Description: My thesis seeks to explore the ideologies underpinning parental decisions on family language policies in a predominantly English monolingual environment. Focussing on how the notion of ‘good’ parentin ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077547
Description: If Britain is self-destructing, what will happen to English as a global language? Have we just witnessed the beginning of the end of the global hegemony of English? Some have already started to questi ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073303
Description: Some contemporary sociolinguists love to hate an 18th century educator, philosopher, theologian, translator and general polymath by the name of Herder. Hardly a week goes by with an article denouncing ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1072898
Description: The state of language learning in Australian schools is dire. This weekend the Sydney Morning Herald carried an article entitled “Why students are turning away from learning foreign languages.” Accord ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1183366
Description: Humans are a migratory species. Although in modern society the dominant imagery we have created about ourselves is that it is normal to be sedentary, nothing could be further from the truth. Prior to ... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073330
Description: In February 2011, my husband and I moved from Taiwan to Sydney to pursue our PhD studies. Excited about coming to Australia for the first time, we were keen to try out our English and immerse ourselve ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073254
Description: I recently pointed out that the widespread belief that migrants refuse to learn the language of their new country does not stack up against the realities of adult language learning. I summarized the r ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1185947
Description: Who of the three women in this image do you think German employers are most likely to consider as a potential employee and call for a job interview? Obviously, the woman in the three pictures is alway ... More
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Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073266
Description: Our understanding of the role of language in social life suffers from a particularly intractable problem: the terms we use to speak about language are often not very useful; on the contrary, they are ... More