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ERIC Number: EJ822850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
Academic Language Barriers and Language Freedom
Landa, Laura Gabriela Garcia
Current Issues in Language Planning, v7 n1 p61-81 Feb 2006
The ability to access a foreign language can be an issue for academics trying to publish in international journals. The barriers that non-(limited)English-speaking academics in poor countries have in accessing the academic literature pose an issue of disadvantage in a world where the current trend is to publish research work mostly in English. This case study examines these issues of disadvantage through a discussion of the problems faced by researchers and full-time teachers from humanistic and non-humanistic faculties, schools, centres and institutes at the National Autonomous University of Mexico who were asked what languages they used in their academic activities and in what domains, and what their language problems were and how they had solved them thus far. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico