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Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077534
Description: As the UAE is still abuzz with the opening of the Burj Khalifa, I thought a post to mark the occasion might be in order. Seeing that I’m blogging on social aspects of multilingualism and language lear ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077277
Description: The social networking market research site Inside Facebook has some intriguing language stats. In July, the fastest-growing languages on Facebook were Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish and French. The Portu ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077233
Description: I’ve been teaching about bilingualism for more than a decade and when I speak about bilingual education and dual-immersion programs I draw on examples from Canada and the USA. These are the examples t ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077255
Description: In the past couple of years, I have been a passenger in Sydney taxis driven, inter alia, by an agricultural engineer from India, a civil engineer from Somalia, a surgeon from Vietnam, an MBA graduate ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077269
Description: Yesterday, the New York Times carried a heart-breaking story about an exceptional school principal forced from her position under No-Child-Left-Behind legislation in order for the school district to o ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077284
Description: When I lived in Abu Dhabi, I once visited a university in another Middle Eastern country. As part of the visit I did a guest lecture about my research, I met with colleagues to discuss our joint resea ... More
Authors: Takahashi, Kimie
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077164
Description: The latest issue of Cross-Cultural Studies (published by the Center for Cross Cultural Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea) includes an article about the dark side of TESOL authored by Ingrid Piller, ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077317
Description: When I lived in Basel in Switzerland, my then-preschool child was just learning to make sense of the alphabet and to sound out words – a development I obviously encouraged as much as I could by seizin ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077459
Description: English-speaking countries have a poor track record when it comes to language learning. Educators in Australia, the UK and the USA regularly bemoan that fact and call for a change in language policy t ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077333
Description: Toilets as an object of sociolinguistic research?! Not likely?! Think again! Today, I am going to discuss toilet signage as an indicator of how inclusive a society is. Types of toilets and ways of cle ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077470
Description: I’ve just come across a 2006 University of South Africa MA thesis investigating Saudi fast-food ads. The author, Basem Abbas Al Agha, finds that […] 97% of the respondents believed that the translatio ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077407
Description: About ten years ago an overseas student from South Korea who was about to fail a unit I was teaching left a suicide note under my office door. She described herself as a “loser” who – in contrast to o ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077436
Description: I went onto e-bay this weekend and, instead of the gadget I was after, found some non-standard uses of English negation: “We not ship to Russia” or “We not use cheap couriers.” The usage seems so freq ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077569
Description: If you could choose to learn a foreign language, which one would it be? And why? Such choices are usually constrained by what is on offer. However, someone must choose the offerings – e.g., language p ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1077539
Description: While my Christmas post was of the gloomy kind, most blogs I follow had more heart-warming stories. Sociolingo Africa picked up a press release coming out of Orlando, Florida issued by who-I-don’t-kno ... More