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Community languages, linguistic isolation and social exclusion in the Australian context

Fanany, Ismet, Kasem, Abdel-Hakeem and Fanany, Rebecca 2013, Community languages, linguistic isolation and social exclusion in the Australian context, International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 47-59.

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Title Community languages, linguistic isolation and social exclusion in the Australian context
Author(s) Fanany, Ismet
Kasem, Abdel-Hakeem
Fanany, Rebecca
Journal name International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 47
End page 59
Total pages 13
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publication date 2013-11
ISSN 2156-8960
Keyword(s) Community languages
Linguistic isolation
Social exclusion
Well-being
Summary The detrimental impacts of social exclusion to health and well-being are well-known and are of increasing concern around the world. For many of the population sub-groups who are most at risk of social exclusion, linguistic isolation—the inability to use and understand the majority language—is a major barrier to full participation in the life of the community as well as to full integration into the society in which its members live. This paper, using data obtained from community-based research in Melbourne, Australia, will discuss the problem of linguistic isolation in the context of Australian multicultural policy and use of languages other than English among members of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The experience of members of two specific CALD communities, speakers of Arabic and speakers of Indonesian, will be discussed to illustrate the impacts of linguistic isolation on health and well-being and to elucidate the relationship between CALD status and social exclusion in these communities.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Common Ground Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059072

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