Policies on language in a superdivers world

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Papiamentu, language ideology and language use in Curaçao

Paper
Ashna Coster
01/02/2019
14 minutes to read

Even though Curaçao was a former colony there are still certain tendencies in its society, especially regarding language, that make you wonder whether the colonial period has truly ended for the country. 

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'Dutch only at work’ : Discrimination or reasonable?

Paper
Meauraine van Gorp
04/01/2019
16 minutes to read

Language requirements at work: a form of discrimination or reasonable selection? The following article provides an analysis that helps to determine your opinion regarding this matter.  

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Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
12/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

Maastricht University sued for being too "international"

Article
S.D.R.Coenegracht@uvt.nl Coenegracht
21/06/2018
13 minutes to read

The debate about the increasing internationalization in Dutch higher education recently became quite controversial as universities across the Netherlands were being sued for teaching in English. 

Change of World Order: Macron's English in American Congress

Article
eva veeneman
02/07/2018
7 minutes to read

Macron's address to Congress contrasts Trump's viewpoints. He presented himself as a strong and trustworthy leader of France and Europe, and a global citizen.  Expressing himself in English is proof of this ambition.

 

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Towards a global language policy for emoji?

Paper
Jan Dijsselbloem
05/06/2018
26 minutes to read

Emoji are becoming an increasingly important part of people's repertoires for online text-based meaning making. From their history towards the possibility of a language policy, this article diggs into the characters that are so frequently used.

The case of ‘Englishnization’ in Rakuten, Japan

Article
zhifang Yu
17/10/2018
4 minutes to read

E-commerce giant Rakuten has managed to get Japanese people to speak English competently through the implementation of the language policy called “Englishnization”.