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14: Linguistic diversity: a resource for individual and communal resilience

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The world is undergoing rapid and dramatic change. Digital communication technologies, vast population movements and the decline of the settled order of nation states raise critical questions about social cohesion, identity, economic interests and human rights. How can more effective communication among people of diverse linguacultural backgrounds be fostered at micro, meso and macro levels to support resilience and understanding? We will explore the communication consequences of our world in flux and the place of linguistic resources such as multilingualism and lingua francas.


Professor of Language and Literacy Education, The University of Melbourne Chair
Professor, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna Chair

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