Don't know what "jurisdictional error" means? Some people's future depends on it

Laura Smith-Khan

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When people arrive in countries like Australia, seeking to be recognised as refugees and offered protection, it is obviously important that they are able to communicate their experiences and respond to any doubts the authorities may have about their claims. Given the centrality of language and communication, this area has created interest for sociolinguists in a variety of refugee-receiving countries around the world. Indeed, it is the focus of my own PhD research, here in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2015

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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