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Prof Anne Pauwels
Date: 10 October 2011Time: 6:30 PM
Finishes: 10 October 2011Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture
Being bilingual is seen as desirable, even necessary, in this increasingly 'borderless' world. But bilingualism and language learning are complex, highly politicised topics for many communities and nations. Who benefits from bilingualism? What kind of bilingualism is valued? In this lecture Professor Pauwels will explore these issues, paying special attention to the role of universities in the debate.
Prof Anne Pauwels Inaugural Lecture: Politics of Multilingualism and Language Learning: Who Benefits?
Anne Pauwels is Professor of Sociolinguistics and Dean of Languages and Cultures at SOAS. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from Monash University, Australia and has worked at several Australian universities as Professor of Linguistics and as Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Her main areas of research expertise deal with the sociolinguistic aspects of language with particular attention to multilingual and transnational settings and with the relationship between gender and language.
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