Challenging the Monolingual Mindset by John HajekChallenging the Monolingual Mindset by John Hajek

Challenging the Monolingual Mindset

EditorJohn Hajek, Yvette Slaughter

Paperback | October 2, 2014

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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.
John Hajek is Professor of Italian and Director of the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-cultural Communication (RUMACCC) in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne. He is also founding president of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU). Yvette Slaughter is ...
Title:Challenging the Monolingual MindsetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.1 × 6.24 × 0.57 inPublished:October 2, 2014Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Yvette Slaughter and John Hajek: IntroductionPart 1: Language Use and Policy in the International Context1. Catrin Norrby: English in Scandinavia - Monster or Mate? Sweden as a Case Study2. Francesco Cavallaro and Ng Bee Chin: Language in Singapore: From Multilingualism to English Plus3. Farzad Sharifian: English as an International Language: A Multilingual and Pluricentric Perspective4. Doris Schüpbach: German or Swiss? Address and other Routinised Formulas in German-speaking Switzerland5. Heinz L Kretzenbacher, Michael Clyne?, John Hajek, Catrin Norrby and Jane Warren: Meet and Greet: Nominal Address and Introductions in Intercultural Communication at International ConferencesPart 2: Immigrant Languages in Australia: Understanding and Advancing Multilingualism6. Marisa Cordella and Hui Huang: L1 and L2 Chinese, German and Spanish Speakers in Action: Stancetaking in Intergenerational and Intercultural Encounters7. Simon Musgrave and John Hajek: Linguistic Diversity and Early Language Maintenance Efforts in a Recent Migrant Community in Australia: Sudanese Languages, their Speakers and the Challenge of Engagement8. Jim Hlavac: Language Maintenance and Sociolinguistic Continuity amongst two groups of First-Generation Speakers: Macedonians from Aegean Macedonia and the Republic Of Macedonia9. Louisa Willoughby: The Role of Professional Advice in Shaping Language Choice in Migrant Background Families with Deaf ChildrenPart 3: Language Policy and Education as Tools for Change in Australia10. Howard Nicholas: Losing Bilingualism while Promoting Second Language Acquisition in Australian Language Policy11. Yvette Slaughter and John Hajek: Mainstreaming of Italian in Australian Schools: The Paradox of Success?12. Margaret Gearon: Understanding the Role of Professional Development and Influences on Teacher Practice: An Australian Case Study of Community Languages Teachers13. Colin Nettelbeck: 'A Somewhat Disconcerting Truth': The Perils of Monolingualism as seen through the Early Years of the RAAF School of Languages14. Averil Grieve: 'Die Erfüllung eines Traums': Challenging the Monolingual Mindset through the Establishment of an Early Immersion Language Programme

Editorial Reviews

Challenging the monolingual mindset is a thoughtful volume that highlights theuniversality of a language ideology that has influenced the way linguistic diversityand multilingualism has been viewed and addressed in education, language policyand everyday communication. This book is a highly enjoyable and engaging read.It is a notable contribution to the emerging body of research that has beeninfluenced by the pioneering ideas of the late Professor Michael Clyne. This bookis a worthy dedication to a remarkable and inspirational academic whose ideasand passion for linguistics hopefully continue to shape emerging research. - Livia Gerber, Macquarie University, Australia - Multilingua 2015