Dr Anikó Hatoss

Senior Lecturer
BA Hons Ling (Kossuth) GradDipTESOL (London) PhD Ling (Pecs)
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

+61 2 9385 8340
Room 220, Morven Brown
Fields: Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics, Migrant Cultural Studies, Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Tags: Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare, Expanding Knowledge, Communication Across Languages and Culture

I started my career in linguistics and language teaching in Hungary where I taught English and Russian to university students and in the private sector. I conducted my PhD in Australia and explored Hungarian-English bilingualism, acculturation and language maintenance patterns. Since my PhD I have continued my research with other immigrant communities including South Africans, Germans and Sudanese. My work is interdisciplinary combining theories of social sciences, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. I supervise PhD students in these diverse areas of sociolinguistics and migration.

Research

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.

Publications

    Books

    • Hatoss A, 2013, Displacement, language maintenance and identity: Sudanese refugees in Australia, 1, John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, http://benjamins.com/catalog/impact

    Book Chapters

    • Hatoss A; Banfi M, 2016, 'Nyelvmegtartás, identitás és nyelvi tudatosság az ausztráliai magyar diaszpórában.', in Bartha C (ed.), Általános Nyelvészeti Tanulmányok XXVIII. A többnyelvűség dimenziói: Terek, kontextusok, kutatási távlatok., Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, pp. 109 - 127
    • Hatoss A, 2016, 'The narrative journey: Adapting research design to capture the voice of the community', in Taylor-Leech K; Starks D (ed.), Doing research in communities, Routledge, New York, pp. 151 - 159
    • Hatoss, 2012, 'Multilingualism as Social Capital in the Sudanese-Australian Diaspora: Implications for Policy', in Gitsaki C; Baldauf Jr RB (ed.), The Future of Applied Linguistics: Local and Global Perspectives, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 390 - 408, http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Future-Directions-in-Applied-Linguistics--Local-and-Global-Perspectives1-4438-3573-0.htm

    Journal articles

    • Hatoss A, 2016, 'Lexical Borrowing in the Speech of First-Generation Hungarian Immigrants in Australia', SAGE Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244016669552
    • Hatoss A, 2014, 'Caught between policies and practices: Sudanese migrants’ experiences of AMEP in Australia', International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, vol. 9, pp. 193 - 210, http://www.pedagogy.org.au/userfiles/files/Pedagogy%20Journal/Article%201%20IJPL_9(3)2014.pdf
    • Hatoss A, 2012, 'Where are you from? identity construction and experiences of 'othering' in the narratives of Sudanese refugee-background Australians', Discourse and Society, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0957926511419925
    • Hatoss A, 2012, 'Language, faith and identity: A historical insight into discourses of language ideology and planning by the Lutheran church of Australia', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 35, pp. 94 - 112
    • Hatoss A; O'Neill S; Eacersall D, 2012, 'Career choices: Linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia', Linguistics and Education, vol. 23, pp. 16 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2011.10.003
    • Saito A; Hatoss, 2012, 'Does the ownership rest with us? Global English and the native speaker ideal among Japanese high school students', International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, vol. 6, pp. 108 - 125, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=955214566509848;res=IELHSS
    • Hatoss A; van Rensburg H; Starks D, 2011, 'Finding one's own linguistic space: Views on English, Afrikaans and identity in a semi-urban Australian context', Sociolinguistic Studies, vol. 5, pp. 257 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/sols.v5i2.257
    • Hatoss; Rensburg HV; Starks D, 2011, 'Finding one’s own linguistic space: views on English, Afrikaans and identity in a semi-urban Australian context', Sociolinguistic Studies, vol. 5, pp. 255 - 285, http://www.equinoxpub.com/SS/index
    • Hatoss; O''neill S; Eacersall D, 2011, 'Career choices: Linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia', Linguistics and education, vol. 21, pp. 16 - 30
    • Hatoss A; Huijser H, 2010, 'Gendered barriers to educational opportunities: Resettlement of sudanese refugees in Australia', Gender and Education, vol. 22, pp. 147 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250903560497
    • Hatoss A; Sheely T, 2009, 'Language maintenance and identity among Sudanese-Australian refugee-background youth', Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, vol. 30, pp. 127 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434630802510113

    Conference Papers

    • Hatoss, 2009, 'Language Issues and Refugee Settlement Policies: Sudanese Refugees in a Regional Australian Community.', in LED2007: Refereed conference proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity., Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER), University of Waikato, Waikato University, presented at Language, Education and Diversity, Waikato University, 20 - 25 November 2009

    Edited Books

    • 2005, An International Perspective on Language Policies, Practices and Proficiencies, FIPLV, Belgrave, Australia

Teaching

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

Honours and prizes

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

Professional contribution

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

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