Conferences, Articles and Media

  • Publications

    Multilingual Matters, UK (forthcoming, 2015).
    Communicating across languages, cultures and generations. Intergenerational language learning.
    Cordella, Marisa & Huang, Hui (eds.)

    Utilising the Local Community Resources to Learn a Second Culture – An Intercultural Interaction Model.
    Huang, Hui & Cordella, Marisa

    Multilingual Matters, (2014) 97-112.
    L1 and L2 Chinese, German and Spanish speakers in action: stancetaking in intergenerational and intercultural encounters.
    Cordella, Marisa & Huang, Hui: In John Hajek & Yvetter Slaughter (eds.): Challenging the monolingual mindset

    Chinese Language and Discourse, (2013) 4.2, 229-252.
    Interactions of cultural identity and turn-taking organisation – A case study of a senior Chinese immigrant in Australia.
    Huang, Hui & Lu, Yanying

    Signo y Seña (2012). 22, 13–33.
    Encuentros intergeneracionales e interculturales en Australia: Los roles participativos del adulto mayor y el estudiante de EL2.
    Cordella, Marisa & Huang, Hui

    Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 2012, 10:1, 80-85.
    Intergenerational and Intercultural Encounters: Connecting Students and Older People Through Language Learning
    Marisa Cordella, Harriet Radermacher, Hui Huang, Colette J. Browning, Ramona Baumgartner, Tiasha de Soysa & Susan Feldman

    International Journal of Multilingualism, special issue on ‘urban and sub-urban multilingualism’ (forthcoming).
    Clyne, Michael; Cordella, Marisa; Schüpbach, Doris; Maher, Brigid
    Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals: interconnectedness and social inclusion.

    Szene 2/2010
    Clyne, Michael; Kreutz, Heinz
    An initiative to utilize community resources in second language acquisition.


    SBS Mandarin radio. Cultural Overview. 25 February, 4 March, 11 March 2013.
    Interviews with Dr Hui Huang, Chinese older program participants and student participants from Glen Waverley Secondary College

    Mute nation faces the Asian century. The Age, 6 August 2012

    Benefits for young and old. Frankston Leader 30 July 2012, Berwick Leader 30 July, Waverley leader 31 July 2012, Moorabbin Leader 1 August 2012

    Language no barrierThe Senior, 31 July 2012

    Lingua Franca. ABC Radio National, 21 July 2012

    Intergenerational and Intercultural Language Encounters. Languages Victoria. Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria. Volume 16, Number 1, July 2012, pages 32/33

    Insights of speech. Herald Sun, 12 June 2012

    Ole, accent’s on meeting migrants. Knox Leader, 9 June 2012

    Goodness gracias, a new way to learn. Knox Weekly, 6 June 2012

    Closing the gap, Intercultural, intergenerational encounters. Inspire (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), June 2012, page 34

    Goodness gracias, it’s a steep learning curve. Monash Weekly, 28 May 2012

    SBS World News Australia. 28 May 2012

    HARU-Newsletter. May 2012, page 2

    Students and seniors connect. Monash University News, May 2012

    Mutual gains in a multicultural society: Connecting seniors and upper-secondary language learners of Chinese, German and Spanish through regular meetings. Voces Hispanas 8, November 2011, pages 4-9

    Successful cross-faculty collaborations: Q and A with Dr Marisa Cordella and Professor Colette Browning. Monash Research Office Bulletin, 10 October 2011

    HARU-Newsletter July 2011, page 2 [PDF 1.7 MB ]

    Article in Chinese newspaper, March 2011 [Chinese article and summary in English] [PDF 89 KB]

    Conferences and presentations

    8th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 6-9 July 2015
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Lambert, Brigitte
    Intergenerational and Intercultural Model for Language Learners

    Deutscher Seniorentag, Generationeninsel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2-4 July 2015
    Baumgartner, Ramona
    Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals

    University of Melbourne
    Graduate School of Education, 20 October 2014
    Baumgartner, Ramona
    A model of integrated L2 learning and social inclusion based on intergenerational and intercultural encounters

    AILA World Congress, 10-15 August 2014, Brisbane
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Lambert, Brigitte; Lu, Yanying
    Connecting L1 older migrants and L2 language learners: A model to foster language development and social inclusion

    AILA World Congress, 10-15 August 2014. Brisbane.
    Lu, Yanying & Huang, Hui
    Speaking SELF in the intercultural and intergenerational

    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    ALANZ & ALAA Conference, 27 – 29 November 2013
    The migration experience of Chinese, German and Spanish speakers in Australia: An expression of Identity and the ethos of self.
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Lambert, Brigitte

    University of Melbourne
    Graduate School of Education, 14 October 2013
    Huang, Hui
    Language encounters connecting cultures and generations: A model of second language learning and social inclusion

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, 10 – 13 June 2013
    Invited Colloquium Multilingualism in Chinese Diasporas
    Huang, Hui
    Interactions across cultures and generations: Intercultural learning and identity reconstruction

    Goethe-Institut Australien
    Weltsprache Deutsch. National Conference for Teachers of German. 14-16 September 2012.
    Baumgartner, Ramona; Lambert, Brigitte; Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui
    Languages connecting young learners and older bilinguals. A teaching model of mutual benefits across generations and cultures.

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 19 “Language and the city”.
    Freie Universität Berlin, 21-24 August 2012.
    Hui Huang, Marisa Cordella, Brigitte Elisabeth Lambert, Louisa Willoughby
    Second language learning and cultural exchange in Australian schools: An intergenerational undertaking

    British Gerontological Society.
    British Society of Gerontology’s 41st Annual Conference, BSG2012@Keele, 11-13 July 2012
    Feldman, Susan
    International Perspectives on Intergenerational Relationships

    Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria (MLTAV) Annual Conference 2012,
    May 2012
    “Languages without borders”
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Baumgartner, Ramona
    Language Encounters Connecting Cultures and Generations.

    Melbourne University
    RUMACCC 10th anniversary Colloquium and Michael Clyne Lecture (pdf), 23 February 2012
    Challenging the monolingual mindset
    Huang, Hui; Cordella, Marisa
    Interactions with Second Language and Culture: An Intergenerational Intercultural Experience

    Monash University
    Fourth Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre, 16-17 February 2012
    Teaching and Learning Languages for International/Intercultural Communication
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Lambert, Brigitte
    Interactions with Second Language and Culture: An Intergenerational Intercultural Experience

    Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
    Canberra Langfest 2011, 27 Nov – 9 Dec 2011
    Applied Linguistics as a Meeting Place.
    Cordella, Huang & Baumgartner
    Negotiating meaning between languages, cultures and generations: Language attitudes and social roles.

    Monash University
    7th Symposium on Discourse Analysis, 18 November 2011
    Discourse synergies: The interplay of language and cultural diversity.
    Huang, Hui; Cordella, Marisa; Baumgartner, Ramona
    Learning second language and culture through intergenerational and intercultural discourse.

    Colloquium 2011, 26-28 September 2011
    Marisa Cordella, Hui Huang and Ramona Baumgartner
    Intergenerational, intercultural and second language gains: a collaborative approach to research.
    Conference powerpoint presentation.

    National Institute of Education, Singapore 3rd Annual conference of the Chinese teaching association of the Asian-Pacific region, 22-25 June 2011
    Huang, Hui
    Conducting authentic conversations with local community – A new model of learning Chinese language and culture
    (和社区资源进行真实对话 — 汉语语言文化习得新模式)

    University of Oslo
    International Symposium on Bilingualism, 15-18 June 2011
    Cordella, Marisa, Huang, Hui and Clyne Michael
    Closing the gap between a monolingual mindset and a multilingual society.

    Monash University
    Third Annual Language and Society Centre Roundtable, 17-18 February 2011
    Language Learning in the ‘Global Economy’
    In memory of Michael Clyne
    Huang, Hui; Baumgartner, Ramona; Cordella, Marisa
    Bridging the Gap between a Monolingual Mindset and a Multilingual Society.

    Monash University
    6th Symposium on Discourse Analysis, 19 November 2010
    Discourse Analysis and Cultural Diversity: Conversations in the Melting Pot.
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui; Shen, Tong; Baumgartner, Ramona
    Intergenerational discourses towards a more multilingual Australia.

    Monash University, Medicine, Nursing and Health Scienes, HARU
    All in this together, 18 November 2010
    Partnerships in Ageing research.
    Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui
    Towards a healthy bilingual ageing population: conversing in L1 to L2 learners.

    Independent Schools Victoria (ISV)
    LOTE Showcase Day, 16 September 2010
    Clyne, Michael; Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui, Baumgartner, Ramona
    Connecting younger L2 learners with elderly L1 speakers: An intergenerational project of mutual benefits.

    Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
    35th Annual Congress 2010, July 2010
    Future Directions in Applied Linguistics: Local and Global Perspectives.
    Clyne, Michael; Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui
    L2 learners and elderly L1 speakers in interaction: An intergenerational project of mutual benefit.

    Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria (MLTAV)
    Annual Conference 2010, May 2010
    “Victoria – the State of Languages?”
    Clyne, Michael; Baumgartner, Ramona; Cordella, Marisa; Huang, Hui
    Sharing languages and goodwill across generations and cultures in Melbourne.

    Conference powerpoint presentation by Professor Michael Clyne and Ramona Baumgartner.