Dr Aniko Hatoss

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


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

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.



    • 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, 2019, 'Unpacking monolingual ideologies: Voices of young Sydneysiders', in Multilingual Sydney, Routledge, pp. 66 - 78
    • Hatoss A;Benson P, 2019, 'Multilingual Sydney; A City report', in Chik A; Benson P; Moloney R (ed.), Multilingual Sydney, Routledge, NY, pp. 13 - 25, https://www.routledge.com/Multilingual-Sydney/Chik-Benson-Moloney/p/book/9781138592667
    • Hatoss A, 2018, 'Agency in bottom-up language planning: Motives of language maintenance in the south Sudanese community of Australia', in Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning, pp. 35 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429455841
    • Hatoss A, 2018, 'Bringing Home Languages to the Fore: Policy Insights for Superdiverse Communities', in Displacement Planet Earth Plurilingual Language Education Policy for 21st Century Schools, Deep University Press, Blue Mounds, pp. 96 - 114
    • Hatoss A, 2018, 'Language awareness in diasporic contexts', in Peter Garrett PG; Joseph M Cotts JC (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness, Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics, pp. 418 - 434, https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315676494
    • 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

    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
    • van Rensburg HM J;Hatoss A, 2007, 'Quo vadis: Transplanting lives of South African women settling in Australia', in Albion M; Collins P (eds.), IWC 2007: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND EVERYTHING - THE TRIPLE LAYERS OF WOMAN'S LIFE, CONFERENCE PAPERS, USQ-UNIV SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND, Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, AUSTRALIA, pp. 158 - 163, presented at International Womens Conference, Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, AUSTRALIA, 26 - 29 September 2007, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000256875500027&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

    Edited Books

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

Teaching and Supervision

  • Sociolinguistics
    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

Engagement and Professional contributions

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 Fdration 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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