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Languages other than English in Australian higher education : policies, provision, and the national interest

Author: Jennifer Joan Baldwin
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: Language policy (Monographic series), v. 17.
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This book researches the study of languages other than English, and their place in the Australian tertiary sector. Languages are discussed in the context of the histories of Australian universities, and the series of reports and surveys about languages across the second half of the twentieth century. It demonstrates how changes in the ethnic mix of society are reflected in language offerings, and how policies on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1066186157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Joan Baldwin
ISBN: 9783030057954 303005795X
OCLC Number: 1084410846
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
The Founding of Australian Universities --
Post-war Expansion --
Australia: Both Multicultural and Multilingual --
Three Trade Languages: Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian --
Three Strategic Languages: Russian, Korean and Arabic --
Languages in the 1990s- the Context and the Changes --
The Asian or the Global Century? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Language policy (Monographic series), v. 17.
Responsibility: Jennifer Joan Baldwin.

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This book researches the study of languages other than English, and their place in the Australian tertiary sector. Languages are discussed in the context of the histories of Australian universities, and the series of reports and surveys about languages across the second half of the twentieth century. It demonstrates how changes in the ethnic mix of society are reflected in language offerings, and how policies on languages have changed as a result of societal influences. Also discussed is the extent to which influencing factors changed over time depending on social, cultural, political and economic contexts, and the extent to which governments prioritised the promotion and funding of languages because of their perceived contribution to the national interest. The book will give readers an understanding as to whether languages have mattered to Australia in a national and international sense and how Australia's attention to languages has been reflected in its identity and its sense of place in the world.

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