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Kellman, Steven G.; Stavans, Ilan – L2 Journal, 2015
Dialogue might be the most appropriate medium for reflections on translingualism. In a dialogue conducted by email over the course of ten days, Steven G. Kellman and Ilan Stavans consider the validity and implications of linguistic determinism. Their conversation examines whether some words that seem to embody the unique "Weltanschaaung"…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes
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Roche, Jorg – L2 Journal, 2015
The term "Bildung" is notoriously difficult to translate. Though it is often translated as "education," this does not entirely convey its meaning nor entirely explain its use in a myriad compounds such as "Bildungssprache" (language of/for education), "Bildungsweg" (path to education),…
Descriptors: Education, Translation, Ideology, Pragmatics
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Hu, Adelheid – L2 Journal, 2015
It is surprising that there is a young academic in 2015 working intensively on the German philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) and his concept of "Bildung". In times where--as the author states herself--educational systems globally tend to follow neoliberal principles and where the visibility, commodification, and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Scholarship