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Authors: Takahashi, Kimir
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076203
Description: Many people would agree that English is the language of globalization. English is almost always adopted as the official language of international events, including the Olympic Games. It does not mean, ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074852
Description: Tourism has been found to be beneficial for minority language maintenance in a number of contexts from around the world. For instance, Anand Torrents Alcaraz has recently shown here on Language on the ... More
Authors: Grey, Alexandra
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/338761
Description: I was surprised, frankly, during my recent fieldwork to find Zhuang language being used in a QQ chatroom in China. Surprised because Zhuang text is absent from the linguistic landscape. Surprised beca ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074802
Description: It is one of the great narratives of our time that the market will fix everything. In education this means that parental choice is assumed to improve education. Rather than the state supplying high-qu ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076194
Description: An objection that is commonly raised against Esperanto and other auxiliary languages is that they are “invented.” Somehow, being “invented” is assumed to give Esperanto a shady character: it’s just no ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074788
Description: There is now a well-established body of work exploring the language work provided by service workers in call centres and tourist businesses. By contrast, the multilingual language work provided by mig ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076116
Description: A common explanation for the un- and underemployment of migrants is that their English is not good enough. Despite the overuse of this explanation, we do, in fact, not have a particularly clear idea w ... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073739
Description: It is not unusual for bilingual parents to experience a sense of bewilderment when it comes to language choice in the family. When raising a child in a language different from the one parents were soc ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074806
Description: It is one of the basic findings of decades of research in bilingual education that language submersion is not a productive way to educate minority students. ‘Language submersion’ refers to a situation ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074822
Description: The current issue of Begegnung (“Encounter”), the magazine of German International Schools, has a feature about the German School in Montevideo, Uruguay. The school was founded in 1857, at a time when ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076629
Description: Last week I had the privilege of attending, virtually, a seminar devoted to “Mobilities, Language Practices and Identities” organized by the CIEN Group at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The se ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076489
Description: The other day I was stuck in traffic in Ajman, one of the smaller of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one that has to do without Abu Dhabi’s and Dubai’s global glitz. ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076432
Description: In their position paper “Superdiversity and language,” Blommaert & Rampton (2011) assert that “named languages have now been denaturalised.” In it they sum up the emergent consensus in sociolinguistic ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076212
Description: It is by now widely known that bilingualism delays the onset of dementia. What is less widely known is the fact that this knowledge is almost exclusively derived from Canadian research conducted by El ... More
Authors: Takahashi, Kimie
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076274
Description: “When Thai people ask me where I’m from, I tell them, “Oh I’m from the Philippines or Singapore. Then, I don’t get that look!” A young woman from Myanmar recently told me her experience of living in B ... More