Books

Recent books authored or edited by RUMACCC researchers and associates.

2015

Muhr, Rudolf, Marley, Dawn, Kretzenbacher, Heinz L. and Bissoonauth, Anu (eds.), Pluricentric Languages: New Perspectives in Theory and Description. Vienna: Peter Lang, 2015.

Address Practice as Social Action: European Perspectives
Address Practice as Social Action

Norrby, Catrin and Wide, Camilla (eds.), Address Practice as Social Action: European Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

How we address one another says a great deal about our social relationships and which groups in society we belong to.
This edited volume examines address choices in a range of everyday interactions taking place in Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Italian and the two national varieties of Swedish, Finland Swedish and Sweden Swedish.

Travis, Catherine, Hajek, John, Nettelbeck, Colin, Beckmann, Elizabeth and Lloyd-Smith, Anya (eds.), Practices and Policies. Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Selected Proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium, Canberra 3-5 July 2013. Melbourne: Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, 2015.

Challenging the Monolingual Mindset
Challenging the Monolingual Mindset

Hajek, John and Slaughter, Yvette (eds.), Challenging the Monolingual Mindset. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2015.

This volume challenges the monolingual mindset by highlighting how language-related issues surround us in many different ways, and explores the tensions that can develop in managing and understanding multilingualism. The book features analysis and discussion on the use of languages across a range of  contexts, including post-migration settlement, policy, education, language contact and intercultural communication.

2013

Flyman Mattsson, Anna. and Norrby, Catrin. Multilingual Perspectives on Language Learning and Language Use. Lund: Lund Working Papers in Linguistics, Lund University. 2013.

Hajek, John, Nettelbeck, Colin and Woods, Anya, Leadership for Future Generations: a National Network for University Languages. Melbourne: LCNAU and Office for Learning and Teaching, 2013.

2012

Hajek, John, Nettelbeck, Colin and Woods, Anya (eds.) The Next Step. Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Selected Proceedings of the Inaugural LCNAU Colloquium Melbourne, 26-28 September 2011. Melbourne: Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, 2012.

Muhr, Rudolf, Norrby, Catrin, Kretzenbacher, Heinz L. and AmorĂ³s Negre, Carla (eds.), Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages: Getting the Picture. In memory of Michael Clyne. Vienna: Peter Lang, 2012.

2011

Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy
Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy

Norrby, Catrin and Hajek, John (eds.), Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2011.

This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by  multilingualism, multiculturalism, immigration, exclusion, and identity. A recurrent theme is that of tension and conflict: between uniformity and diversity, between official policies and real day-to-day life experiences, but also between policies in schools and the corporate world and their implementation.