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?
Refugees pay for their escape from their motherland, in different ways, and in the worst case with their life. Governments pay for border control and legislations in 'collaboration' with transit states. But who is paying the highest price?
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.
This article shows how the Dutch government, because of globalization and the rise of online streaming services such as Netflix, has to reconsider its language policy. In this process, many ideological stands are taken.
There is an ongoing trend for European nation states to use their own nationãl language to determine what it means to be "one of us". A close look at relevant policies can reveal what a "language threshold" really means.