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Australia 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 Details

ISBN: 9780868407272
ISBN-10: 0868407275
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: NewSouth Publishing
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Australia


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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.

Books By Author Michael Clyne

Language and Human Relations by Michael Clyne

Language and Human Relations

Paperback, February 2011
Multiculturalism and Integration by Michael Clyne

Multiculturalism and Integration

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Dynamics of Language Contact by Michael Clyne

Dynamics of Language Contact

Paperback, March 2003
Inter-cultural Communication at Work by Michael Clyne

Inter-cultural Communication at Work

Paperback, August 1996