Tetteh, Vera W. 2015. Language, Education and Settlement: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography on, with, and for Africans in Australia. PhD thesis, Macquarie University.

Language, Education and Settlement: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography on, with, and for Africans in Australia

Vera Williams Tetteh has just completed her PhD thesis about "Language, Education and Settlement: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography on, with, and for Africans ...

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Language or religion: which is the greater fault line in diverse societies?

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Mongolian on the market

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Workshop: Language and migration

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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, ...

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