Australia's Language Potential
By (author) Michael Clyne
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Australia's Language Potential by Michael Clyne
Book DescriptionAustralia is a country with a wide diversity of languages in a world in which there are more multilinguals than monolinguals. This book explores the paradox of a nation rich in language resources, yet characterised by monolingual thinking. With insight and passion, Michael Clyne illustrates the ways in which our language resources can be consolidated and further developed for universal benefit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780868407272
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: NewSouth Publishing
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Michael Clyne
Language and Human Relations, Paperback (February 2011)
Exploring practices in the family, school, the workplace, this book investigates the varied ways people choose to address one another.
Dynamics of Language Contact, Paperback (March 2003)
Discusses disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context.
Inter-cultural Communication at Work, Paperback (August 1996)» View all books by Michael Clyne
This interdisciplinary study examines the impact of cultural values on discourse.
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Author Biography - Michael Clyne
Michael Clyne has held professorial appointments in Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, where he is now an honorary professorial fellow, and at Monash University, where he is Professor Emeritus. He has written extensively on bi- and multilingualism, intercultural communication and second language acquisition. His most recent books include Community Languages: The Australian Experience (1991) The German Language in a Changing Europe (1995) and Dynamics of Language Contact (1993). He has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour, the German Cross of Merit and an honorary doctorate of the University of Munich.
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