Language Policy

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.  

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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. 

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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”.

Tatar language classes optional in Tatarstan, Russia

Article
Daria Kholod
15/06/2018
4 minutes to read

How did it happen that Tatar, Russia’s second language ceased to be obligatory at schools in Tatarstan? And is this a case of minority languages oppression or something more?

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Twitter threads and supervernaculars

Article
Victoria Mohr
22/11/2018
10 minutes to read

This article utilizes Blommaert's concept of the supervernacular to analyze the communicative conventions of "Twitter threads" , and how they are mutually constructed by users and the restrictions of the platform.