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Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university

Haines, K. & Dijk, A., 6-Oct-2016, In : Language Learning in Higher Education. 6, 2, p. 355-376 22 p.

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Haines, K., & Dijk, A. (2016). Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university. Language Learning in Higher Education, 6(2), 355-376. https://doi.org/10.1515/cercles-2016-0018

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Haines, Kevin ; Dijk, Anje. / Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university. In: Language Learning in Higher Education. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 355-376.

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Haines, K & Dijk, A 2016, 'Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university', Language Learning in Higher Education, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 355-376. https://doi.org/10.1515/cercles-2016-0018

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Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university. / Haines, Kevin; Dijk, Anje.

In: Language Learning in Higher Education, Vol. 6, No. 2, 06.10.2016, p. 355-376.

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Haines K, Dijk A. Translating language policy into practice: Language and culture policy at a Dutch university. Language Learning in Higher Education. 2016 Oct 6;6(2):355-376. https://doi.org/10.1515/cercles-2016-0018


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