In memoriam Michael Clyne

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

    52 Downloads (Pure)


    I was saddened this morning to read the Australian Linguistics Society’s news about Michael Clyne’s passing! Australian sociolinguistics has lost its doyen, and we have all lost a strong advocate for a multilingual, multicultural, diverse and tolerant society. Michael has been a role model, mentor and friend to me and most other Australian sociolinguists over many years. One of our main concerns here on Language on the Move, monolingualism as a linguistic ideology, the so-called “monolingual mindset,” first emerged in his work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2010

    Bibliographical note

    Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


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


    Dive into the research topics of 'In memoriam Michael Clyne'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this