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Wee, Lionel – Language Policy, 2010
Singapore's language policy has no place for either the various dialects of Chinese (the exception is Mandarin), or Singlish (a colloquial variety of English). These have been the targets of government campaigns that aim, as far as possible, to ensure that Singaporeans stop using them. However, it is interesting to observe that government…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Dialects, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Bugel, Talia; Santos, Helade Scutti – Language Policy, 2010
This paper analyzes the context of Spanish language teaching in Brazil. We examine the representations of and attitudes toward Rioplatense/Argentinean Spanish and Peninsular Spanish--and toward the speakers of each of these varieties--held by Brazilian learners of Spanish as a foreign language. To provide the context in which Spanish learning…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Spanish, Second Language Instruction
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De Korne, Haley – Language Policy, 2010
The vitality of most Indigenous languages in North America, like minority languages in many parts of the world, is at risk due to the pressures of majority languages and cultures. The transmission of Indigenous languages through school-based programs is a wide-spread approach to maintaining and revitalizing threatened languages in Canada and the…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Public Schools, Bilingual Education, Community Control
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O'Malley, Mary-Pat – Language Policy, 2010
Maternity care in Ireland has been described as a "testament to the strength and influence of the medical profession" (Mc Kee 1986: 192). A review of maternity and gynaecology services in the Dublin area in 2004 revealed that "no participant...thought that the maternity services were women centred at the time" (Women's Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Pregnancy, Birth
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Higgins, Christina – Language Policy, 2010
In the healthcare arena, language policy-related research has thus far been limited to questions about "language access," i.e., whether individuals are supplied with health information in their languages, and whether interpreters for doctor-patient consultations are provided (Martinez 2008; Ngo-Metzger et al. 2003; Partida 2007; Vahabi…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Public Health, International Organizations
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Norton, Bonny; Mutonyi, Harriet – Language Policy, 2010
In this article, we present a case study, undertaken in Uganda, in which 12 young people debated and critiqued four research articles on HIV/AIDS relevant to Ugandan youth. The rationale for the study was to provide students with the opportunity to respond to health research that had a direct bearing on their lives. It also complements applied…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Policy
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Blommaert, Jan – Language Policy, 2009
This paper describes the cultural semantics of internet courses in American accent. Such courses are offered by corporate providers to specific groups of customers: people in search of success in the globalized business environment. The core of such courses is an order of indexicality which stresses uniformity and homogeneity, producing an…
Descriptors: Semantics, Online Courses, Educational Environment, Internet
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Leppanen, Sirpa; Piirainen-Marsh, Arja – Language Policy, 2009
Building on an understanding of language policy as continually evolving, emergent and influenced by norms of specific communities and cultures, this paper investigates the practices through which young people negotiate informal language policies when interacting with new media in the context of electronic gaming. We examine how young new media…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Norms, Bilingualism, Computers
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Sonntag, Selma K. – Language Policy, 2009
Linguistic imperialism, linguistic hegemony and linguistic cosmopolitanism are broad and contrasting conceptualizations of linguistic globalization that are frequently, if implicitly, invoked in the literature, both academic and non-academic, on language practices and perceptions in the call center industry. I begin with outlining each of these…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Industry, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Duchene, Alexandre – Language Policy, 2009
This paper focuses on the ways an institution of the new economy--a tourism call centre in Switzerland--markets, manages and performs multilingual services. In particular, it explores the ways multilingualism operates as a strategic and managerial tool within tourism call centres and how the institutional regulation of language practices…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Tourism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Morgan, Brian; Ramanathan, Vaidehi – Language Policy, 2009
This paper offers a dialogic discussion about several issues concerning call centers, including globalizing surges, modernity tropes and educational practices. Based on a critical discourse analysis of a document offering to train west-based entrepreneurs to assume managerial positions in call centers in India, the paper explores ways in which…
Descriptors: Social Class, Language Variation, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Friginal, Eric – Language Policy, 2009
This study overviews current threats to the sustainability of the outsourced call center industry in the Philippines and discusses implications for macro and micro language policies given the use of English in this cross-cultural interactional context. This study also summarizes the present state of outsourced call centers in the Philippines, and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Communication Problems, Industry, Foreign Countries
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language Policy, 2009
This ethnographic inquiry examines how family languages policies are planned and developed in ten Chinese immigrant families in Quebec, Canada, with regard to their children's language and literacy education in three languages, Chinese, English, and French. The focus is on how multilingualism is perceived and valued, and how these three languages…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Literacy Education, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Shannon – Language Policy, 2009
The pluralist narrative of language policies suggests that language policies are influenced by public perceptions of immigrants (Darder 2004; Gonzalez 2000; Pavlenko 2002; Valdes 1997). This paper investigates the relationship between newspaper discourse about language policies and newspaper discourse about immigration. It asks how much key,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Semantics, Immigration, Immigrants
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Hill, Lloyd B. – Language Policy, 2009
Language policies in South African higher education were formalized between 2000 and 2002, just prior to a major restructuring of the higher education system. During this period institutions of higher learning were expected to formulate both a language policy and a detailed language plan. National policies on language in education are intended to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Planning, Official Languages, Multilingualism
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