Language Choice and Linguistic Variation in Classes Nominally Taught in English
2013 (English)In: Language Alternation, Language Choice and Language Encounter in International Tertiary Education / [ed] Hartmut Haberland, Dorte Lønsmann, Bent Preisler, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013, 85-102 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter presents a study of the linguistic milieu that is generated when students from different parts of the world meet and interact in international university settings. The study is conducted in nominally English-medium courses at a Swedish university, and focuses on how students use Swedish and other non-authorised languages in addition to English. The multilingual characteristics of the milieu are exemplified and discussed, and it is demonstrated that the language of the surrounding society holds a special position. In the era of globalisation, universities are part of internationalisation processes, but yet situated in a local context marked by a certain history and specific linguistic resources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013. 85-102 p.
Multilingual Education, ISSN 2213-3208 ; 5
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26985DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6476-7_4ISBN: 978-94-007-6475-0ISBN: 978-94-007-6476-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-26985DiVA: diva2:807670