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  • Editorial : Multiple localities and the energizing English in language education policies 

    Pöyhönen, Sari; Saarinen, Taina (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
  • English as a lingua franca – a native-culture-free code? Language of communication vs. language of identification 

    Fiedler, Sabine (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    English has become the dominant means of international communication. Its non-native speakers now far outnumber the conventional native speakers in the UK, the USA, Canada etc. Against this background, a number of authors ...
  • Language Education Policy in England : Is English the elephant in the room? 

    Lanvers, Ursula (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This paper offers a critical review of language education policies and the state of language education in England over the last decade (2000-2010), which has been characterised by a bewildering array of initiatives to ...
  • The role of languages at Finnish universities 

    Ylönen, Sabine; Kivelä, Mari (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    The promotion of multilingualism is one of the objectives of the European Union. However, in academic contexts, internationalisation and multilingual expertise are often understood as using English as a medium in teaching, ...
  • Subaltern Agency and Language Education Policy: Implementing a language policy for on the ground 

    Laoire, Muiris Ó; Rigg, Clare; Georgiou, Vasiliki (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    The focus in this paper is on the implementation of language policy in education. It explores and discusses the notion of subaltern agency in an education organization. Recent language policy research highlights individual ...
  • The National Bilingual Programme in Colombia: Imposition or Opportunity? 

    de Mejía, Anne-Marie (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    The National Bilingual Programme, created by the Colombian Ministry of Education in 2004, offers all students in the county the possibility of becoming bilingual in English and Spanish as part of a vision of increased ...
  • Discussion note: University Language Centres in Finland – Role and Challenges 

    Tuomi, Ulla-Kristiina; Rontu, Heidi (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    The present article examines university language centres in Finland, their current role, and the challenges they face. The aim is to provide a point of comparison to Ivan Poljaković’s article on language centres in European ...
  • Discussion note: Challenges and Aspirations of University Language Centres with Particular Reference to Croatia 

    Poljaković, Ivan (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    The recent political, social and economic changes in Europe have had a great impact on higher education, in particular with regard to foreign language teaching at universities. This has resulted in an increased need for ...
  • Reconceptualising the Role of Talk in CLIL 

    Moate, Josephine (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This theoretical paper offers a reconceptualisation of talk in CLIL based on sociocultural and dialogic theories of education. Building on these educational theories and the experiences of an on-going CLIL project, this ...
  • Migrants and Literacy Crises 

    Holm, Lars; Laursen, Helle Pia (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    International comparisons of levels of literacy have in some countries been interpreted as an indication of a prevailing literacy crisis that demands political actions to avoid negative impact on national competitiveness, ...
  • Editorial : The Shifting Paradigm: Towards a Re-conceptualisation of Multilingualism 

    Lähteenmäki, Mika; Varis, Piia; Leppänen, Sirpa (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
  • Languages as objects of learning: language learning as a case of multilingualism 

    Dufva, Hannele; Suni, Minna; Aro, Mari; Salo, Olli-Pekka (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This paper considers multilingualism from the point of view of language learning and teaching. We discuss the ‘monological’ thinking in linguistics and in the research of language learning and teaching and argue that the ...
  • Expertise sharing in the field of court 

    Kinnunen, Tuija (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This article focuses on the challenges of multilingual court work in Finland. The goal of the article is to describe on the basis of one interpreting event the kind of problems that can be found in the court work regarding ...
  • A Linguistic journey to the border 

    Cole, Dana (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    Language is a powerful tool. Linguistic creativity provides the means to new ways of knowing, thinking, and being, and allows a new set of dialogues to emerge. This paper illuminates how Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a Chicano ...
  • Codeswitching in the comedy of George Lopez 

    Wells, Megan (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This paper explores the intersectionality of language, culture and identity in the performance of a U.S.-born bilingual Spanish-English speaking comedian, George Lopez. Codeswitches in his comedy are examined through the ...
  • Migrant family language practices and language policies in Finland 

    Shahzaman, Haque (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This article investigates the language practices and language policies of an Indian migrant family in their daily life in Finland. The purpose of this paper is to consider the potential of an empirical case study on ...
  • Objects as artifacts: synchronic convergence in multilingual contexts 

    Divita, David (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    In this paper, I propose a shift in analytic focus from language to artifacts – that is, to personally meaningful objects that surface in interaction and generate talk – as a means of accounting for the historical dimension ...
  • Interpreting and managing a monolingual norm in an English-speaking class in Finland: When first and second graders contest the norm 

    Copp Jinkerson, Alicia (Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, 2011)
    This study explores the stances that multilingual learners adopt in the face of a monolingual, “English-only” norm in a primary English medium class in Finland. I examine classroom interaction focusing on three students ...