Policies on language in a superdivers world

This course is part of the BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture at Tilburg University. Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.

In this international program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.

Stellenbosch University Language Policy changes for the Afrikaans Language

Paper
Nastassja Wessels
11/12/2020
27 minutes to read

An array of historical issues surrounding the Afrikaans Language has led to a final stand-off between the Open Stellenbosch movement and the Stellenbosch University, which resulted in a change in Language Policy. Was the LP process democratic? 

What is wrong with the Confucius Institute?

Paper
Linmin Zheng
09/10/2019
13 minutes to read

From the need to know about China to a crackdown on Confucius Institutes across the West. In this article, the relation between the Confucius institutes, China and power are analysed. 

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. 

Dutch Language Representing Translator Dialect And Netherlands

'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.  

What is your name English course

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? 

Integration Netherlands Dutch

Revisiting the 2013 Dutch Integration Law

Article
Boudewijn Henskens
27/04/2020
11 minutes to read

The DIY philosophy the state promotes for those who want to integrate in Dutch society has resulted in a 50% decrease in those who pass the exams in the regular timeframe. What has the policy's role been in this? 

Maastricht University sued for being too "international"

Article
Solange 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.