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Authors: Gerber, Livia
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073731
Description: Let me bust a prevalent urban myth: You do not need to be bi- or multilingual to become a linguist. There, busted. In fact, being bilingual initially brought me to a crossroads where I was nearly deni ... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1074853
Description: In my post on English in Berlin, I wondered what is required for a language to become ‘local’, and about the perhaps problematic tradition of defining languages on the basis of territory. Although it ... More
Authors: Li, Jia
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1073738
Description: Over the past few decades, an increasing number of Burmese international students have enrolled in high schools in Yunnan, a province in the Southwest of China bordering Myanmar. More and more Burmese ... More
Authors: McCracken, Kevin
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/344168
Authors: Piller, I
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076204
Description: A few years ago, emergency service provision to speakers of languages other than English in Australia came under scrutiny when an Afghan woman tried to call the police but did not receive any assistan ... More
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: Grey, Alexandra
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/338762
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: Kurmann, Alex
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/304248
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