By John Hajek, Yvette Slaughter
This quantity demanding situations the monolingual mind-set by means of highlighting how language-related matters encompass us in lots of alternative ways, and explores the tensions which can advance in coping with and knowing multilingualism. The publication beneficial properties research and dialogue at the use of languages throughout a number of contexts, together with post-migration payment, coverage, schooling, language touch and intercultural verbal exchange.
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Many have chosen Hindi as the second language/mother tongue at school. Interestingly, many Indian students whose mother tongues may be none of the NTILs mentioned above – nor Hindi or even English – have opted to study Hindi, the main national language of India, instead of Tamil as their second language. 6% of the Indian Singaporean population spoke Tamil at home as their primary language – a significant decrease from the 60% reported in 1957. 2% spoke other Indian languages such as Malayalam, Hindi and Punjabi in 2010.
2010) Introduction: An approach to an ‘ordered disorder’. In E. Shohamy, E. Ben-Rafael and M. Barni (eds) Linguistic Landscape in the City (pp. xi–xxviii). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Bonnet, G. ) (2002) The Assessment of Pupils’ Skills in English in Eight European Countries. Paris: European Network of Policy Makers for the Evaluation of Education Systems. pdf. Boyd, S. (2011) Do national languages need support and protection in legislation? The case of Swedish as the ‘principal language’ of Sweden.
Furthermore, many of the shops in Gallerian belong to large chains and their use of English is uniform across Sweden. Conclusion There is a significant tension between contrasting trends of accepting and controlling the role of English in Scandinavia today, as seen in the Swedish examples discussed above. On the one hand, there is the influential debate in language policy quarters about the fear of domain loss, which has formed an important background – albeit implicitly – to the recent Swedish Language Act (2009).