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Eisenchlas, S. A., Schalley, A. C., Qi, G. Y. & Tsai, P.-S. (2019). Home and away – Implications of short-term sojourning of young Australian bilinguals. Lingua
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home and away – Implications of short-term sojourning of young Australian bilinguals
2019 (English)In: Lingua, ISSN 0024-3841, E-ISSN 1872-6135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the transnational experiences of young Taiwanese-background children living in Australia, who sojourn to their parents’ homeland during the school holidays to improve their linguistic and cultural skills, as reported by their mothers. Although this appears to be a frequent practice in the Taiwanese diaspora, showcasing the agency of this community, little research has systematically investigated this practice, and in particular its impact on the children and their families. Data for this study were obtained through online questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with mothers who engage in this practice, to gather information on family histories and participants’ backgrounds, family language policies, and parents’ perceptions of children's experiences and challenges. The data show that parents aim to enhance their children's proficiency levels in the home language as well as their Taiwanese identity. Children, however, take an agentive role with regard to identity choices, so parents’ aims are not always fulfilled. Sojourning is presented as a clear example not only of enacted family language policy, but also as an explicit management practice, positioning the Taiwanese diaspora within both their new as well as their old homeland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Agency, Australia, Language management, Schooling, Sojourning, Taiwanese diaspora
National Category
Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71738 (URN)10.1016/j.lingua.2019.02.007 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-04-09Bibliographically approved
Schalley, A. C. (2019). Ontologies and ontological methods in linguistics. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1-19, Article ID e12356.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ontologies and ontological methods in linguistics
2019 (English)In: Language and Linguistics Compass, ISSN 1749-818X, E-ISSN 1749-818X, p. 1-19, article id e12356Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In the last decade, linguists have started to develop and make use of ontologies, encouraged by the progress made in areas such as Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web. This paper gives an overview of notions and dimensions of “ontology” and of ontologies for and in linguistics. It discusses building blocks, design aspects, and capabilities of formal ontologies and provides some implementation pointers. The focus of this paper, however, is on linguistic research and what a modelling framework based on ontologies has to offer. Accordingly, the paper does not aim at providing an overview of specific models for computational processing. To illustrate the issues at hand, an example scenario from linguistic typology is selected instead, where the aim of describing the world's languages is approached through ontologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
ontology, typology, Semantic Web, linguistic diversity
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74428 (URN)10.1111/lnc3.12356 (DOI)000481882400001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
Eisenchlas, S. A. & Schalley, A. C. (2019). Reaching out to migrant and refugee communities to support home language maintenance. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 22(5), 564-575
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reaching out to migrant and refugee communities to support home language maintenance
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0050, E-ISSN 1747-7522, Vol. 22, no 5, p. 564-575Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Migrant and refugee parents considering raising their children in their non-mainstream home language often fear that this decision may impact negatively on their children’s English language ability and thus affect their academic prospects. The lack of institutional support for home languages in the Australian school system, and the well-intentioned but misguided advice parents may receive to switch to the mainstream language in family interactions reinforce parents’ doubts. To assuage parents’ concerns and assist them in making an informed decision most appropriate for their family circumstances, we developed and delivered free workshops on bilingual upbringing. We also trained bilingual facilitators who adapted the workshops culturally and linguistically and conducted these in their own communities. This paper discusses these workshops, the feedback received, our observations, and lessons learned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
bilingualism, community languages, language attitudes, language maintenance
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64413 (URN)10.1080/13670050.2017.1281218 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-01 Created: 2017-10-01 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Albury, N., Eisenchlas, S. A. & Schalley, A. C. (2018). Cultural heritage is a child's right, so let's celebrate International Mother Language Day. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural heritage is a child's right, so let's celebrate International Mother Language Day
2018 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 2018
Keywords
mother language, heritage, multilingualism, bilingualism
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69535 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved
Schalley, A. C., Duek, S., Hedman, C., Paulsrud, B., Reath Warren, A. & Ringblom, N. (2018). Satsa på flerspråkighet och undervisning i modersmålet. Lärarnas tidning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satsa på flerspråkighet och undervisning i modersmålet
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2018 (Swedish)In: Lärarnas tidning, ISSN 1101-2633Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lärarförbundet, 2018
Keywords
modersmål, flerspråkighet, undervisning
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Pedagogical Work
Research subject
English; Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69534 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2018-11-05Bibliographically approved
Morrissey, L. & Schalley, A. C. (2017). A Lexical Semantics for Refugee, Asylum Seeker and Boat People in Australian English. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 37(4), 389-423
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Lexical Semantics for Refugee, Asylum Seeker and Boat People in Australian English
2017 (English)In: Australian Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 0726-8602, E-ISSN 1469-2996, Vol. 37, no 4, p. 389-423Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The terms refugee, asylum seeker and boat people are of particular prominence in the Australian discourse surrounding immigration policy, and are widely used in day-to-day conversation among Australians. Despite their frequency of use, a lexico-semantic study of the terms has not been carried out to date. This paper fills this gap by proposing a semantic analysis of them. The study is based on a corpus created from online comments to the Australian television programme Go Back To Where You Came From (Season 1, SBS 2011). After introducing the data and analytical framework—object-oriented semantics—we discuss the terms’ lexical semantics. While the discussion of immigration issues is emotionally laden, our results suggest that the default semantics of the terms do not include evaluative components. Rather, speakers tend to evaluate the agreed-upon semantic specifications differently depending on their political views. We show how each term represents a specific node in a network of concepts for translocating individuals, but may in context also be applied to neighbouring nodes that lack a lexicalization. While the terms are seemingly used interchangeably, our analysis instead emphasizes the influence of the underlying conceptual structure and the resulting constrained plasticity of nominal meaning in context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Object-Orientation, Semantic Plasticity, Lexical Semantics, Forced Migration, Australia
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64414 (URN)10.1080/07268602.2017.1350130 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-01 Created: 2017-10-01 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Schalley, A. C. (2017). Common sense reasoning about parts and wholes. In: Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt, Guido Imaguire, and Stamatios Gerogiorgakis (Ed.), Handbook of Mereology: (pp. 152-160). Munich: Philosophia Verlag GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Common sense reasoning about parts and wholes
2017 (English)In: Handbook of Mereology / [ed] Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt, Guido Imaguire, and Stamatios Gerogiorgakis, Munich: Philosophia Verlag GmbH, 2017, p. 152-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Munich: Philosophia Verlag GmbH, 2017
Keywords
part-whole relations, common sense
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66043 (URN)978-3-88405-090-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Schalley, A. C., Eisenchlas, S. A. & Gagarina, N. (2017). HOLM 2016 – The International Conference on Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development. Journal of Home Language Research, 2, 1-5
Open this publication in new window or tab >>HOLM 2016 – The International Conference on Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development
2017 (English)In: Journal of Home Language Research, ISSN 2537-7043, Vol. 2, p. 1-5Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

A report on a conference initiated by the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA) Research Network (ReN) on Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development. The HOLM 2016 conference, held in Berlin in February 2016, attracted close to 70 scholars and practitioners from over 20 countries interested in home language maintenance and development who met over a period of two days to exchange ideas and discuss projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 2017
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64412 (URN)
Available from: 2017-10-01 Created: 2017-10-01 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Schalley, A. C. (2017). Språkforskaren: ”Tack för att mina barn fick undervisning i modersmål”. Skolvärlden (Nov)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Språkforskaren: ”Tack för att mina barn fick undervisning i modersmål”
2017 (Swedish)In: Skolvärlden, no NovArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
modersmål, integration, svenska som andraspråk
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66064 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-01 Created: 2018-02-01 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
Eisenchlas, S. A. & Schalley, A. C. (2016). Brush It Up: On-line resources for fostering independent learning. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2016): . Paper presented at 2016 International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2016), Taiwan 22-24/9-16 (pp. 143-148). New York: IEEE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brush It Up: On-line resources for fostering independent learning
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2016), New York: IEEE, 2016, p. 143-148Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As Australian universities are increasingly pressured into attracting participation of groups previously underrepresented in the higher education system, the need to support these cohorts of students becomes more evident. This paper describes an online resource developed by members of the Linguistics team at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, to engage students with disciplinary knowledge, provide opportunities for independent and/or small group practice, test their understanding of materials covered in the lectures, self- evaluate their work, conduct exam revisions, and overall scaffold the learning process, fostering independent learning and self- reliance. While reporting on students’ perceptions of this resource, we finish the paper with a word of caution about the effectiveness on online learning in university settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2016
Keywords
online learning, higher education, net generation, student engagement, independent learning, linguistics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Educational Sciences
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64396 (URN)10.1109/EITT.2016.35 (DOI)000401916300028 ()978-1-5090-6138-9 (ISBN)978-1-5090-6139-6 (ISBN)
Conference
2016 International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2016), Taiwan 22-24/9-16
Available from: 2017-09-30 Created: 2017-09-30 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1323-1548

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