Tag Archives: multilingualism

The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu Advertisements

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Language wars, death of languages, minority languages, etc.

I am throwing out papers again and just wanted to note down this document: The UNESCO Courier, April 2000, which had a special section dedicated to languages: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001194/119473e.pdf There are a couple of interesting articles in it that address the … Continue reading

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Multilingualism, monolingualism and attitudes to language in children’s fiction

In an article written 11 years ago, Gillian Lathey considers the representation of other European peoples in British children’s literature. She looks at how language is used to create character in various examples of British children’s fiction and how foreign … Continue reading

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