1 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Aarhus University3 Stockholm University4 Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University5 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
To assess whether the Erasmus student exchange program contributes to EU’s language policy aim of furthering multilingualism/plurilingualism, this presentation draws on interviews with, and tests taken by, some 50 incoming exchange students in Scandinavia and employs Bourdieu’s concept of capital in explaining individual variation in students’ language goals and gains.
language policy; exchange students; language goals; Bourdieu; capital; field; Scandinavia
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Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning, 2012