Publications, Media, Conferences


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.