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Author Hajek, John.

Title Challenging the Monolingual Mindset
Edition 1st ed
Published Clevedon : Channel View Publications, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Series Multilingual Matters ; v. 156
Multilingual Matters
Contents Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1 Language Use and Policy in the International Context -- 1 English in Scandinavia: Monster or Mate? Sweden as a Case Study -- 2 Language in Singapore: From Multilingualism to English Plus -- 3 English as an International Language: A Multilingual and Pluricentric Perspective -- 4 German or Swiss? Address and Other Routinised Formulas in German-speaking Switzerland -- 5 Meet and Greet: Nominal Address and Introductions in Intercultural Communication at International Conferences
13 'A Somewhat Disconcerting Truth': The Perils of Monolingualism as Seen Through the Early Years of the RAAF School of Languages -- 14 'Die Erf├╝llung eines Traums': Challenging the Monolingual Mindset Through the Establishment of an Early Immersion Language Programme -- Index
9 The Role of Professional Advice in Shaping Language Choice in Migrant-background Families with Deaf Children -- Part 3 Language Policy and Education as Tools for Change in Australia -- 10 Losing Bilingualism While Promoting Second Language Acquisition in Australian Language Policy -- 11 Mainstreaming of Italian in Australian Schools: The Paradox of Success? -- 12 Understanding the Role of Professional Development and Influences on Teacher Practice: An Australian Case Study of Community Languages Teachers
Part 2 Immigrant Languages in Australia: Understanding and Advancing Multilingualism -- 6 L1 and L2 Chinese, German and Spanish Speakers in Action: Stance taking in Intergenerational and Intercultural Encounters -- 7 Linguistic Diversity and Early Language Maintenance Efforts in a Recent Migrant Community in Australia: Sudanese Languages, their Speakers and the Challenge of Engagement -- 8 Language Maintenance and Sociolinguistic Continuity among Two Groups of First-generation Speakers: Macedonians from Aegean Macedonia and the Republic of Macedonia
Summary This volume illustrates the distinctive and interconnected use of languages in increasingly diversified communities, examining a range of multilingual contexts, including post-migration settlement, language policy, education, language contact and intercultural communication. With contributions from researchers in Australia, Europe and Asia, the book discusses the opportunities and tensions that can emerge when societies attempt to manage and understand multilingual communication within and across communities. Reflecting the ideas of Professor Michael Clyne, the volume makes clear how ongoing research across a broad range of topics can assist in challenging the monolingual mindset by bringing to the attention of readers the rich linguistic diversity, as well as linguistic potential, of our communities around the world
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Form Electronic book
Author Slaughter, Yvette
ISBN 1783092521