14 février 2016

The rise and rise of Hinglish in India

The ConversationBy . English is widely acknowledged as the world’s most successful language. It has developed over the 20th century into a global lingua franca, the most widely used language on the internet, and the clear leader in education and research. But new competitors are emerging to displace English, especially in rich multilingual contexts such as India.
The language Hinglish involves a hybrid mixing of Hindi and English within conversations, individual sentences and even words. An example: “She was bhunno-ing the masala-s jub phone ki ghuntee bugee.” Translation: “She was frying the spices when the phone rang”. It is gaining popularity as a way of speaking that demonstrates you are modern, yet locally grounded. More...

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Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a job

The ConversationBy . The latest Global Employability University Survey, published in November 2015, reinforces the message that employers are placing a lower value on degree grades. More...

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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

The ConversationBy . Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. More...

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Early childhood education is key to closing the gaps

The ConversationBy . This year’s Closing the Gap report delivers a result that has become all too familiar in comparing outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: not enough progress is being made. There is improvement in some areas, but stagnation in others. More...

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VET funding can’t be fixed by sidelining TAFE

The ConversationBy . A leaked draft paper prepared by the federal government for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) proposes that the Commonwealth assume responsibility for funding Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. More...

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Deregulating TAFE is a big risk to the labour market

The ConversationBy . The leaked paper outlining the government’s plans to deregulate TAFE would have a serious impact on large sections of the labour market. More...

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Insularity leaves Indonesia trailing behind in the world of social research

The ConversationBy . Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and southeast Asia’s biggest economy – yet when it comes to research and peer-reviewed publications on pressing topics such as finding innovative ways to empower impoverished communities, we trail behind countries with lower GDP including Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria. More...

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FactCheck: has growth in new university enrolments flat-lined?

The ConversationBy . University enrolment numbers are one way to test the impact that higher education policies are having on demand for university places. More...

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Australian students are becoming increasingly disengaged at school – here’s why

The ConversationBy . Around one in five Australian school students don’t find school engaging, which means they are less likely to learn properly. It’s an issue that tends to worsen as students become older. More...

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Laying pathways for greater success in education for Indigenous Australians

The ConversationBy , and . Across Australia, Indigenous students consistently record lower rates of education at all levels than the broader population, as shown again in the latest Closing the Gap report.
So if we’re serious about addressing Indigenous disadvantage in education and seeing Indigenous Australians fully participating in our society and economy, what more can we do. More...

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