'Luxury permanent' Mongolian yurt for sale on Alibaba

Mongolian on the market

Last week when I saw in my friends’ Wechat group an advertisement for delicately made Mongolian yurts, I thought of an article ...

Linguistic diversity is valued in this school (Photo Courtesy of Angela Turzynski-Azimi)

Workshop: Language and migration

The 46th annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) is being hosted by the University of Western Sydney in Parramatta. Conference dates: Wednesday ...

Children in a bilingual program in Hamburg (Source: AlsterKind)

Educational success through bilingual education

It is a key finding of contemporary educational research that the children of migrants experience educational disadvantage vis-à-vis their native-born peers. The ...

The language cringe of the native speaker

Keith: I’m still really shit at pronouncing Lisa’s surname. With the umlaut o. Hanna: What is Lisa’s surname? (laughter) Keith: Do I get three goes? (Keith, ...

Voice of China Sydney 2015, Program Booklet

Voice of China on the move

It’s a weeknight at the Sydney Town Hall, an ornate 19th century building in the city centre. Almost everyone bustling in the ...

Preschool in Karlsruhe, Germany (Source: DW)

Are the children of intermarried couples smarter?

Ever since my research for my 2002 book Bilingual Couples Talk I’ve regularly been told by people – or been asked to ...

"Naughty boys" in the media: image from the Channel 4 gangs and drugs drama "Top Boy"

Naughty boys trying to learn

Teacher expectations can constitute a self-fulfilling prophecy: teachers behave differently towards children depending on their expectations of them. The ways in which ...

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