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On 'Crisis' and the pessimism of disciplinary discourse in foreign languages: An Australian perspective

Brown, Joshua; Caruso, Marinella; Arvidsson, Klara; Forsberg-Lundell, Fanny


This article investigates how the disciplinary discourse on the contemporary state of foreign languages in universities hastily refers to these disciplines as being in 'crisis'. This practice is nearly as old as the Humanities itself, and has been employed periodically since at least the 1940s. Despite a period of increasing foreign language enrolment in the first decade of the twenty-first century in Australia, calls of 'crisis' came from across the languages sector. In tracing the use of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Moderna Sprak
Access Rights: Open Access


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