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National Language Policy

Jerzy Smolicz.

Professor Jerzy Smolicz dicusses multiculturalism and cultures.

Created:

1993

Date Added:

27 June 2002

Source:

Making Multicultural Australia

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mov (Quicktime);

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Length:

25 secs

Transcript

PROFESSOR JERZY SMOLICZ
Director, Centre for Intercultural Studies and Multicultural Education, University of Adelaide

I donít think you can have multiculturalism without cultures. Because some people discuss it as if it was culture-free. Itís nonsensical. It must involve a number of cultures. So, I normally used to prefer the concept of cultural pluralism. And I am well known for stressing the importance of language. Because if you mention culture, I can hardly think of a culture without a language - so that one links with the other.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1993