New paper: Changes of representations of bilingualism over time

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Bilingualism has always been a contradictory linguistic phenomenon, and theoretical frameworks of bilingualism have been shifted over time. We are pleased to announce that a new essay has been published on our website: Changes of representations of bilingualism over time by Olena Khomiakova.

A summary of the paper Changes of representations of bilingualism over time

Bilingualism is a dynamic linguistic phenomenon whose representations inexorably shifted with time. A wide range of linguists has challenged theoretical frameworks of bilingualism. Nowadays, bilingual individuals can be found in almost every part of the world. Despite the presence of this phenomenon in almost every country, there are still ambiguities surrounding the attitude to bilingualism among educational policy makers. 

Currently, under the influence of globalisation, bilingualism is not something extraordinary. Notwithstanding this fact, the monoglossic ideologies still prevail in a linguistic community. The paper traces the gradual development of perspectives of bilingualism and how the ideologies exert an influence over representations of this concept.

References

  • Olena Khomiakova. 2020. Changes of representations of bilingualism over time. Master in Learning and Communications in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts.

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Olena Khomiakova is a Schuman Communication Trainee Terminology Coordination Unit. Currently she is enrolled as a Master student in Learning and Communications in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg.