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The Joy Luck Club: the joy in finally being understood (Amy Tan (author); Wayne Wang (director))

Review
Jessaline Tanjung
23/12/2022
10 minutes to read

The Joy Luck Club is the pioneer of Asian American representation on the big screen. It emphasizes the expectations to be 'Chinese' from your own family and the struggle to be understood by your own family, all due to the cultural gaps.

Harry Potter's School Houses and the Analysis of Multiculturalism

Article
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
11/11/2022
11 minutes to read

This article will discuss the multiculturalism shown in the universe of Harry Potter, where group formation and school houses play a big role in self-identification and stereotyping. 

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? 

A dangerous translation: A case study of the Japanese periphery

Article
Catalina Amengual Ripoll
17/11/2020
10 minutes to read

Even though international exchange has increased enormously over the past years, mistranslations are still not uncommon - but what if a mistranslation might actually lead to danger? Like being attacked by a wild bear in the middle of Japan?

Conlang: Fictional Languages and Online Communities

Article
Beau Swierstra
16/05/2020
12 minutes to read

Conlangs are getting more popular, especially because of the popularity of series like Game of Thrones. In shows, constructed languages are an important factor to create a storyworld. But fans speak conlangs also in reallife communities.

"We only speak Dutch at school"

Paper
Tessa Peters
01/05/2020
11 minutes to read

The use of home languages is not allowed in many schools in the Netherlands although a multilingual approach seems promising. This paper presents strategies that can be used as guidelines for dealing with multilingualism in the classroom.