Languages other than English in Australian Higher Education

Policies, Provision, and the National Interest

  • Jennifer Joan Baldwin

Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This book researches the study of languages other than English, and their place in the Australian tertiary sector. Languages are discussed in the context of the histories of Australian universities, and the series of reports and surveys about languages across the second half of the twentieth century.

It demonstrates how changes in the ethnic mix of society are reflected in language offerings, and how policies on languages have changed as a result of societal influences.

Also discussed is the extent to which influencing factors changed over time depending on social, cultural, political and economic contexts, and the extent to which governments prioritised the promotion and funding of languages because of their perceived contribution to the national interest.

The book will give readers an understanding as to whether languages have mattered to Australia in a national and international sense and how Australia’s attention to languages has been reflected in its identity and its sense of place in the world. 


Multicultural and multilingual tertiary education Korean, Russian and Arabic as a second language Go8 universities’ Australian perspective of university languages Language offerings at Australian universities Higher education in Australia Language in a multicultural context

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Joan Baldwin
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  1. 1.Faculty of ArtsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05794-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05795-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5361
  • Series Online ISSN 2452-1027
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