Linguistic diversity on an Australian University campus: an ethnographic case study

Marc Xu, Jennifer Leung, Mahnaz Hall, Janin Jafari, Marzieh Sadegh Pour

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This chapter explores issues in relation to linguistic diversity on an Australian university campus as an ethnographic case study. The aim of the chapter is to raise awareness of linguistic diversity and language hierarchy in terms of multilingualism and “multivarietalism” of English among university students and staff, and to enhance the development of multilingual and multivarietal mindsets in the Australian society. The significance of the research behind this chapter is that it provides a systematic description of the linguistic landscape and mindscape (the mindsets of people regarding both languages other than English and different kinds of English) in an Australian higher education context, and it showcases the internationalisation of universities in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLinguistic Diversity on the EMI Campus
Subtitle of host publicationInsider Accounts of The Use of English and Other Languages in Universities Within Asia, Australasia, and Europe
EditorsJennifer Jenkins, Anna Mauranen
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780429020865
ISBN (Print)9781138568709, 978138570535
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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