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Language Policy
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Languages other than English in Australian Higher Education

Policies, Provision, and the National Interest

Authors: Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • Traces the Australian perspective for university language offerings over time
  • Follows extensively various Australian language policy and planning documents across the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries
  • Contains a wealth of information on the many languages which are or have been taught in the university sector
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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. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • The Founding of Australian Universities

    Pages 17-43

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • Post-War Expansion

    Pages 45-74

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • Australia: Both Multicultural and Multilingual

    Pages 75-103

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • Three Trade Languages: Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian

    Pages 105-135

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05795-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05794-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Languages other than English in Australian Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Policies, Provision, and the National Interest
Authors
Series Title
Language Policy
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05795-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05795-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05794-7
Series ISSN
1571-5361
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 256
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