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Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076317
Description: Procrastination is a fact of academic life, particularly during the PhD period, as every academic supervisor knows. However, judging from ever-increasing institutional efforts to control procrastinati ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076410
Description: Diversity is today widely seen as a social good and is actively promoted in ‘diversity policies’ such as those of Australia, the EU or the UK. Additionally, many institutions have their own policies d ... More
Authors: Chen, Xiaoxiao
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076632
Description: Ingrid’s blog post “Character challenge” has set me thinking about Chinese language learning these days. I have found her observation about learning Chinese characters as “the most intriguing pastime” ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076566
Description: It’s Valentine’s Day today. Valentine’s Day is a truly global event inextricably linking the emotional life of individuals with the capitalist world order. Young women around the world dream of romant ... More
Authors: Grey, Alexandra
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076331
Description: Over a few years of involvement in the aid sector in Asia, I became aware that aid workers turn their noses up at ‘English work’. Managers for my Australian government volunteering program encouraged ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076846
Description: Up until a few decades ago, the academic consensus – along with public opinion – was that bilingualism is detrimental to the individual and society. Nowadays, that has all changed and the new consensu ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076675
Description: October is Mental Health month here in New South Wales. The campaign runs under the slogan “Celebrate, connect, grow” and includes some fantastic tips how to look after your mental health. The key poi ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076801
Description: Many things have changed in Australia since I first came here in the mid-1990s. One of these is a noticeable increase in displays of national ardour: for instance, there is the ever-expanding flag-wav ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076712
Description: To be transnational has become rather fashionable: never before in human history have so many people been on the move, airfares have never been so cheap, new communication technologies have never been ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076705
Description: The labour market integration of migrants presents a persistent conundrum. The Australian story – as that of other migrant destinations – is largely told as a success story: the skilled migration prog ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076695
Description: The other day I watched a show about global textile production. How fair is fashion? by British educational media producer Pumpkin TV is an excellent resource explaining the circuits of cheap clothing ... More
Authors: Torsh, Hanna
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076783
Description: I’m chatting in English to a medical student from Germany who is visiting Sydney, Australia, and we’ve already talked about how I lived in Germany for a while and speak German. In the middle of a chat ... More
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076683
Description: Recently, I asked my German-speaking, Berlin-based daughter Nanna whether she was able to understand our English-speaking neighbour when he talks with his daughter, Nanna’s best friend. Nanna laughed ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076847
Description: Ever since I left my native village in the Bavarian Forest more than 25 years ago, I have been returning for regular, even if infrequent, visits. Over the years, there have been many changes and two o ... More
Authors: Piller, Ingrid
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: other
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1076682
Description: Last week, the results of the 2012 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) were published. As has been the case since NAPLAN was first introduced in Australia in 2008, the Norther ... More