WHAT ON EARTH IS LANGUAGE COMMODIFICATION?

WHAT ON EARTH IS LANGUAGE COMMODIFICATION?

Sloganizations in Language Education Discourse Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, May 8-10, 2014 David Block ICREA/Universitat de Lleida (Spain) dblock@dal.udl.cat Language commodification is among the many terms in applied linguistics research that have become increasingly sloganized with little, if any, consideration of what they mean. Monica Heller (e.g. 2010) may be considered the originator of the term, and she has written about it with some care and intellectual integrity. However, originators of terminology seldom have control…

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Arabicization of Business Terms from Terminology Planning Perspective

Arabicization of Business Terms from Terminology Planning Perspective

International Journal of English Linguistics; Vol. 6, No. 1; 2016 ISSN 1923-869X E-ISSN 1923-8703 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education Fawwaz Al-Abed Al-Haq & Sarah A. Al-Essa 1 Tafila Technical University, Tafila, Jordan 2 English Language and Literature Department , The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan doi:10.5539/ijel.v6n1p150 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijel.v6n1p150 Abstract The main purpose of this study was to measure the extent of acceptability of Arabicized business terms. The present study investigated the attitudes of…

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Language as a Resource: an African Perspective. The Concept of Language as a Resource

Language as a Resource: an African Perspective. The Concept of Language as a Resource

Ambrose, M, J Read & V Webb (Compilers). 1998. Workshop papers: The role of the African Languages in democratic South Africa. 5-6 Mar 1998. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, CentRePoL Language as a Resource: an African Perspective Prof Ayo Bamgbose (University of Ibadan, Nigeria & University of Leipzig, Germany)) Language is a powerful symbol in society, but its potential is not fully recognised. For example, outside the context of a national language, which is supposed to…

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Theo van Leeuwen in masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark

Theo van Leeuwen in masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark

Centre for Multimodal Communication is hosting a PhD workshop and masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark on September 19-21.   During the course there will be lectures, workshops and the possibility for individual consultations with four top scholars within the field:   Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales) Sumin Zhao (University of Technology Sydney) Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark):   Date September,19-21, 2016 Time and…

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SFL in Japanese: Online study group

SFL in Japanese: Online study group

Invitation from Online study group in Japanese: Dear all In March we launched an online study group for discussing SFL in Japanese with a number of colleagues across the world. We now prepare for the next meeting in 19th June, and would like to take this opportunity to invite more people to join in. Our aims are to get together, to  share knowledge and questions in a collaborative collegial setting, to learn from each other…

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Sociological Roots of Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics (GOFFMAN, GARFINKEL )

Sociological Roots of Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics (GOFFMAN, GARFINKEL )

Sociological and Educational Roots of Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics GOFFMAN, GARFINKEL AND CONVERSATION ANALYSIS (Ver abajo.)   The influence of ethnomethodology (Ver abajo.) Sociological and Educational Roots of Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics Hanna Komorowska Abstract This paper aims to seek early influences of sociology and educational sciences on qualitative and quantitative research in SLA and FLT. Field work undertaken by psychologists, sociologists and teachers in the 1950s is presented as a basis for later…

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