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Dr Aniko Hatoss

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Anikó Hatoss is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics. Her research is focussed on the social, cultural and linguistic adjustment of immigrant communities and the language policies that support them.  Her theoretical work is set in empirical ethnographic contexts and has led to direct tangible benefits for linguistically diverse communities. To date, she has worked with four diverse immigrant groups in Australia: Hungarians, Germans, South...view more

Anikó Hatoss is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics. Her research is focussed on the social, cultural and linguistic adjustment of immigrant communities and the language policies that support them.  Her theoretical work is set in empirical ethnographic contexts and has led to direct tangible benefits for linguistically diverse communities. To date, she has worked with four diverse immigrant groups in Australia: Hungarians, Germans, South Africans and South Sudanese. Her primary contribution to the field has been the innovative use of the concept of language ecology incorporating theories of globalization. This approach is most evident in her research monograph (Hatoss 2013, Displacement, language maintenance and identity: John Benjamins). She created the concept of Cyberspora to theorize the transnational dimensions of grass-root language planning. She also pioneered the use of narrative analysis in the context of language maintenance research. Her research has informed policy by drawing attention to the complexity of refugees’ linguistic, educational and cultural adjustment: helped educational institutions address the needs of linguistic diverse learners (primary, secondary and university), e.g. of those African refugees who enter the Australian system. She has worked with immigrant communities to develop their grass-root heritage language programs. She received numerous grants, the latest being an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (2008-2010) to address the settlement issues of African refugees in Australia and to model micro-level language planning. Her prior funded projects have addressed communication issues of overseas trained registrars, career choices and educational aspirations of refugee-background learners in Australia and cross-cultural perspectives in childrearing practices in the Sudanese community. She is the author of numerous publications including 1 research monograph, 20+ refereed research articles and 10+ book chapters. She has presented her research widely at international conferences around the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. Currently she is working on post-war Hungarian immigrants' narratives and their stories of language maintenance across three generations and the London-Sydney Language Barometer, monitoring language awareness in global cities through innovative tools.


My Qualifications

BA Hons Ling (Kossuth) GradDipTESOL (London) PhD Ling (Pecs)


My Awards

Excellence in TELT (Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching Dean's Award


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

language maintenance in immigrant contexts

language use in bilingual families

bilingual children and parenting

refugees and their narratives

intercultural communication

sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism

language attitudes

language policy and planning

discourse analysis of oral narratives


My Engagement

Member of Editorial Board for Language Awareness Journal
Member of International Applied Linguistics Association (AILA) Research Network on Language and Migration
European Language Councill (past member)
European Diaspora Research Network
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
FIPLV Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations (AFMLTA)
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland (MLTAQ)
Founding Member of the Association of Hungarian Schools in Australia
External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


My Teaching

  • Sociolinguistics
    Bilingualism
    Discourse Analysis
    Language ecology and language planning
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
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Location

220 Morven Brown

Contact

+61 2 9385 8340