Language and identity in Timor-Leste

Taylor-Leech, Kerry (2007) Language and identity in Timor-Leste. In: AAAL 2007 Annual Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, 21-24 Apr 2007, Costa Mesa, California.

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In this paper I present key findings from my doctoral study of language policy and planning as identity-construction in Timor-Leste. I consider the dislocation of traditional identities by two hegemonic occupying powers and discuss whether current language policy and planning trajectories can successfully reconstruct an inclusive East Timorese national identity.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 06:00
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: language; identity; language policy; Timor-Leste
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160103 Linguistic Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature

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