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Holborow, Marnie – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Languages and language skills are commonly tagged as a marketable asset, or 'human capital.' The article analyses the implications and social effects of Human Capital Theory. I show that the possession of language skills does not necessarily increase employment prospects, and certainly not in the way envisaged by neoliberal policy-makers in the…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Human Capital, Neoliberalism, Employment Potential
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Atkinson, David; Kelly-Holmes, Helen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The apparent gap between positive attitudes and low levels of everyday usage of the language is often cited as one of the greatest challenges facing Irish language revitalisation. In a context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the Republic of Ireland, this article reports on a research project which set out to explore the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Irish
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Borghetti, Claudia; Lertola, Jennifer – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
Interlingual subtitling has been extensively investigated for language learning and teaching purposes in the last decade. However, there is a lack of research into the creation of subtitles as a means of intercultural learning. This article is a first empirical attempt to verify the potential of subtitling for intercultural language education. It…
Descriptors: Interviews, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Audio Equipment
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Crosbie, Veronica – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
The capabilities approach offers a valuable analytical lens for exploring the challenge and complexity of intercultural dialogue in contemporary settings. The central tenets of the approach, developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, involve a set of humanistic goals including the recognition that development is a process whereby people's…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Rantz, Frederique; Horan, Pascaline – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
This paper reflects a key concern for teacher trainers: how can primary language teachers promote the development of intercultural awareness among their pupils? It addresses the concept of intercultural awareness as it applies to young learners and refers more specifically to the context of the Irish primary classroom and its curriculum. It argues…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Modern Languages, Language Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Bruen, Jennifer – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
The Council of Europe and European Commission have repeatedly called for the development of language policies by higher education institutions (HEIs) in the European Union. This paper presents the results of a survey of Irish HEIs regarding their language policies and considers the implications for language learning in Ireland. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Kenny, Colum – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
This paper examines, in their social context, the origins and history of TG4. It notes that TG4 broadcasts mainly but by no means exclusively in the Irish language, being one of the Republic of Ireland's four national terrestrial television services and one of three operated under the umbrella of the state-owned RTE. The paper focuses on the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Irish
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O'Rourke, Bernadette – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
This paper looks at the degree and way in which lesser-used languages are used as expressions of identity, focusing specifically on two of Europe's lesser-used languages. The first is Irish, spoken in the Republic of Ireland and the second is Galician, spoken in the Autonomous Community of Galicia in the North-western part of Spain. The paper…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Irish