Dr Anikó Hatoss
Senior Lecturer

Dr Anikó Hatoss

BA Hons Ling (Kossuth)

GradDipTESOL (London)

PhD Ling (Pecs)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

Anikó Hatoss is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics. Her research addresses linguistic social justice with a  focus on the social, cultural and linguistic adjustment of immigrant communities, intergenerational language maintenance and shift, language and identity development in diasporic contexts, sociolinguistics of multilingualism, linguistic landscapes, oral narratives, bilingual parenting and language planning.  Her theoretical work is set in empirical ethnographic contexts using diverse methods, including sociolinguistic surveys, interviews, narratives, and linguistic landscapes. Her research has led to direct tangible benefits for linguistically diverse communities.  She received numerous grants, including an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (ARC DP), which addressed micro-level language planning for African refugees in Australia. Currently, she is working on a project which explores well-being and parenting in Hungarian-English bilingual families in Australia and a linguistics landscapes project engaging undergraduate student ethnographers collecting visual data from diverse suburbs in Sydney. 

+61 2 9385 8340
266 Morven Brown
  • Books | 2022
    Hatoss A, 2022, Everyday multilingualism, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003293781
    Books | 2013
    Hatoss A, 2013, Displacement, language maintenance and identity: Sudanese refugees in Australia, 1, John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, http://benjamins.com/catalog/impact
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Hatoss A, 2020, 'Transnational grassroots language planning in the era of mobility and the Internet', in Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development Social and Affective Factors, De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 274 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781501510175-014
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Lamb T; Hatoss A; O’Neill S, 2020, 'Challenging Social Injustice in Superdiverse Contexts Through Activist Languages Education', in Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education, Springer International Publishing, pp. 33 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14625-2_46
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Benson P; Hatoss A, 2019, 'Multilingual Sydney: A City Report', in Chik A; Benson P; Moloney R (ed.), Multilingual Sydney, Routledge, NY, pp. 13 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351215541-2
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Hatoss A, 2019, 'Agency in bottom-up language planning: Motives of language maintenance in the south Sudanese community of Australia', in Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning, Routledge, pp. 35 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429455841
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Hatoss A, 2019, 'Technology and Language Planning for Minority Languages: Cyberspora and Online Dinka Classes in Australia', in Allred M; Pesavento T (ed.), From personal to policy: Multidimensional perspectives on technology in language education policy, Deep University Press, pp. 38 - 63
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Hatoss A, 2019, 'Unpacking monolingual ideologies: Voices of young Sydneysiders', in Chik A; Benson P; Moloney R (ed.), Multilingual Sydney, Routledge, pp. 66 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351215541-6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Lamb T; Hatoss A; O'Neill S, 2019, 'Challenging social injustice in superdiverse contexts through activist languages education', in Papa R (ed.), Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education, Springer, pp. 1 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74078-2.
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Hatoss A, 2018, 'Bringing Home Languages to the Fore: Policy Insights for Superdiverse Communities', in Displacement Planet Earth Plurilingual Language Education Policy for 21st Century Schools, Deep University Press, Blue Mounds, pp. 96 - 114
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Hatoss A, 2018, 'Language awareness in diasporic contexts', in Peter Garrett PG; Joseph M Cotts JC (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness, Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics, pp. 418 - 434, https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315676494
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Hatoss A, 2016, 'The narrative journey: Adapting research design to capture the voice of the community', in Taylor-Leech K; Starks D (ed.), Doing research in communities, Routledge, New York, pp. 151 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315628875-17
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Hatoss A; Banfi M, 2016, 'Nyelvmegtartás, identitás és nyelvi tudatosság az ausztráliai magyar diaszpórában.', in Bartha C (ed.), Általános Nyelvészeti Tanulmányok XXVIII. A többnyelvűség dimenziói: Terek, kontextusok, kutatási távlatok., Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, pp. 109 - 127
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Hatoss , 2012, 'Multilingualism as Social Capital in the Sudanese-Australian Diaspora: Implications for Policy', in Gitsaki C; Baldauf Jr RB (ed.), The Future of Applied Linguistics: Local and Global Perspectives, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 390 - 408, http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Future-Directions-in-Applied-Linguistics--Local-and-Global-Perspectives1-4438-3573-0.htm
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Hatoss , 2008, 'Community-level approaches in language planning: The case of Hungarian in Australia', in Liddicoat AJ; Baldauf RBJ (ed.), Language planning and policy: language planning in local contexts, MPG Books LTD, UK, pp. 55 - 74
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Hatoss , 2005, 'Language policies and language maintenance: The Hungarian Community in Australia', in Cunningham D; Hatoss A (ed.), An international perspective on language policies, practices and proficiencies, Fédéìììration Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, Belgrave, pp. 375 - 392
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Hatoss A, 2005, 'Sustainable multilingualism as an essential characteristic of multicultural societies: the case of Australia', in Language, Attitudes & Education in Multilingual Cities, https://researchportal.vub.be/en/publications/language-attitudes-and-education-in-multilingual-cities
  • Edited Books | 2005
    Hatoss A; Cunningham D, (ed.), 2005, An International Perspective on Language Policies, Practices and Proficiencies, FIPLV, Belgrave, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hatoss A, 2022, 'That word “abuse” is a big problem for us: South Sudanese parents’ positioning and agency vis-à-vis parenting conflicts in Australia', Linguistics and Education, vol. 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2021.101002
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang S; Hatoss A, 2022, 'When the linguistic market meets the tea business: language attitudes, ideologies and linguistic entrepreneurship in the Blang community in China', Current Issues in Language Planning, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2022.2047514
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang S; Hatoss A, 2021, 'Chronotopes, language practices and language shift: an ethnographic study of the Blang community in China', International Journal of Multilingualism, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1994979
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hatoss A, 2019, 'Linguistic landscapes: An experiential learning project for developing intercultural competence', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 42, pp. 146 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.00022.hat
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hatoss A, 2018, 'Agency and ideology in language maintenance: Hungarian immigrants’ narratives on assimilationist post-war Australia', International Journal of Multilingualism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1504950
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hatoss A, 2016, 'Lexical borrowing in the speech of first-generation Hungarian immigrants in Australia', SAGE Open, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244016669552
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hatoss A, 2014, 'Caught between policies and practices: Sudanese migrants’ experiences of AMEP in Australia', International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, vol. 9, pp. 193 - 210, http://www.pedagogy.org.au/userfiles/files/Pedagogy%20Journal/Article%201%20IJPL_9(3)2014.pdf
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hatoss , 2012, 'Language, faith and identity: A historical insight into discourses of language ideology and planning by the Lutheran Church of Australia', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 35, pp. 94 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.35.1.05hat
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hatoss , 2012, 'Where are you from? Identity construction and experiences of othering in the narratives of Sudanese refugee-background Australians', Discourse and Society, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0957926511419925
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hatoss ; O'Neill S; Eacersall D, 2012, 'Career choices: Linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia', Linguistics and education, vol. 23, pp. 16 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2011.10.003
    Journal articles | 2012
    Saito A; Hatoss A, 2012, 'Does the ownership rest with us? Global English and the native speaker ideal among Japanese high school students', International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, vol. 6, pp. 108 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.3316/INFORMIT.955214566509848
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hatoss ; Rensburg HV; Starks D, 2011, 'Finding one’s own linguistic space: views on English, Afrikaans and identity in a semi-urban Australian context', Sociolinguistic Studies, vol. 5, pp. 255 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/sols.v5i2.257
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hatoss ; Starks D; Rensburg HV, 2011, 'Afrikaans Language Maintenance in Australia.', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 34, pp. 4 - 23
    Journal articles | 2011
    Saito A; Hatoss A, 2011, 'Does the ownership rest with us? Global English and the native speaker ideal among Japanese high school students', International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, vol. 6, pp. 108 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/ijpl.2011.6.2.108
    Journal articles | 2010
    Hatoss ; Huijser H, 2010, 'Gendered Barriers to Educational Opportunities: Resettlement of Sudanese Refugees in Australia', Gender and Education, vol. 22, pp. 147 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250903560497
    Journal articles | 2009
    Hatoss , 2009, 'Imagining multilingual schools: Language in education and glocalization', Studies in Continuing Education, vol. 31, pp. 203 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01580370902927394
    Journal articles | 2009
    Hatoss ; Sheely T, 2009, 'Language maintenance and Identity among Sudanese-Australian Refugee-background Youth.', Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, vol. 30, pp. 127 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434630802510113
    Journal articles | 2008
    Hatoss A, 2008, 'A Review of “Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective”', Language Awareness, vol. 17, pp. 175 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658410802146727
    Journal articles | 2008
    Hatoss A, 2008, 'Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective', LANGUAGE AWARENESS, vol. 17, pp. 175 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.2167/la114b.0
    Journal articles | 2008
    Hatoss A; Willsmore R, 2008, 'ARC Discovery Project Towards Improved Settlement Policies for Refugees', AUSTRALASIAN REVIEW OF AFRICAN STUDIES, vol. 29, pp. 163 - 164, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000216266500018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Rensburg HV; Hatoss ; Starks D, 2008, 'L1 Literacy amongst Generation 1b: A Study of an Australian Afrikaans Speaking Community', New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, vol. 14, pp. 83 - 92
    Journal articles | 2006
    Hatoss , 2006, 'Community-Level Approaches in Language Planning: The Case of Hungarian in Australia', Current Issues In Language Planning, vol. 7, pp. 287 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.2167/cilp099.0
    Journal articles | 2006
    Hatoss , 2006, 'Globalisation, interculturality and culture teaching. International students’ cultural learning needs in Australia', Prospect, vol. 21, pp. 47 - 69
    Journal articles | 2006
    Hatoss , 2006, 'Language, Acculturation and Identity in the German Community of Rural South East Queensland', Language Awareness, vol. 15, pp. 80 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658410608668852
    Journal articles | 2005
    Hatoss , 2005, 'Herdina & Jessner’s ‘A dynamic model of bilingualism’. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 28, pp. 77 - 80
    Journal articles | 2004
    Hatoss A, 2004, 'Multiculturalism and mother tongue maintenance – the case of the Hungarian diaspora in Queensland', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 27, pp. 18 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.27.2.02hat
    Journal articles | 2004
    Hatoss A, 2004, 'Promoting Diversity through Language-in-Education Policies: Focus on Australia and the European Union', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 5, pp. 438 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664200408668268
    Journal articles | 2004
    Hatoss A; Cunningham D, 2004, 'Introduction', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 5, pp. 351 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664200408668262
    Journal articles | 2003
    O’Neill S; Hatoss A, 2003, 'Harnessing a Nation’s linguistic competence', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 26, pp. 31 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.26.2.03one
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hatoss A, 2021, 'How do online games help language maintenance? Children’s Imaginative World and Transnational Language Maintenance in Hungarian-English bilingual families in Australia', presented at Multilingual Children and their Imaginative Worlds, Centre for Multilingualism in Society and Across the Lifespan, 11 November 2021 - 12 November 2021, https://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english/news-and-events/events/conferences/2021/multilingual-children-and-their-imaginative-worlds/index.html
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hatoss A, 2021, 'Language Maintenance Practice and Theory – Insights from the Hungarian Community in Australia. A nyelvmegtartás tényezői az elmélet és a gyakorlat tükrében Kitekintés az ausztrál nyelvpolitikára és a magyar nyelv intergenerációs átadhatóságára az ausztráliai diaszpórában', presented at Australian Hungarian Teachers' Association Conference (AMPE), online, 02 October 2021 - 02 October 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xf9-LK40M0
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hatoss A, 2021, 'Language ideologies in changing multilingual contexts', presented at The Value of Languages in a Multicultural World, Macquarie University, Sydney, 13 December 2021 - 15 December 2021, https://www.multilingualsydney.org/conference-2021?fbclid=IwAR0wWkg-U7_z9_V84drFF1-LwYSRH0GOXhgYsME2NaBr3eeFuErwTwsbs_Y
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hatoss A, 2021, 'The value of multilingualism through the lens of Sydney’s urban landscape', presented at The Value of Languages in a Multicultural World, Macquarie University, Sydney, 13 December 2021 - 15 December 2021, https://www.multilingualsydney.org/
    Other | 2021
    Hatoss A, 2021, Hogyan lesz a gyerekünk kétnyelvű? Invited Public Lecture to Magyar Iskola Sydney Community Language School
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Hatoss A; Banfi M, 2021, 'Parenting bilingually: Intergenerational language transmission and well-being in Hungarian-Australian families.', presented at International Conference on Community/Heritage Languages Education, Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE), Sydney, 11 November 2021 - 13 November 2021, https://sesw-events.sydney.edu.au/calendar/international-conference-on-community-heritage-language-education/
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Hatoss , 2009, 'Language Issues and Refugee Settlement Policies: Sudanese Refugees in a Regional Australian Community.', in LED2007: Refereed conference proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity., Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER), University of Waikato, Hamilton, presented at Language, Education and Diversity, Waikato University, 20 November 2009 - 25 November 2009
    Conference Papers | 2007
    van Rensburg HMJ; Hatoss A, 2007, 'Quo vadis: Transplanting lives of South African women settling in Australia', in Albion M; Collins P (ed.), IWC 2007: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND EVERYTHING - THE TRIPLE LAYERS OF WOMAN'S LIFE, CONFERENCE PAPERS, USQ-UNIV SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, pp. 158 - 163, presented at International Womens Conference, AUSTRALIA, Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, 26 September 2007 - 29 September 2007, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000256875500027&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Hatoss , 2003, 'Do multicultural policies work? Language maintenance and acculturation in two vintages of the Hungarian diaspora in Queensland, Australia', in Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, pp. 1001 - 1009, presented at 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 30 April 2003 - 03 May 2003

Career highlight:

2008-2010       ARC DP0881753: “Modelling micro-level language planning in regional Australian refugee communities” (sole CI)

Other grants (selected):

  • 2021            Hospital Translation Hub Project – joint – UNSW, ADA
  • 2017            Parenting in Bilingual Contexts
  • 2016            London-Sydney Language Barometer: Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme
  • 2015            Post-War Narratives: Hungarians in Sydney: Faculty Research Funding
  • 2015            Bilingualism Symposium 3 June 2015, UNSW Conference Subvention Funds
  • 2007            Parenting Practices in the Sudanese Community  - Department of Child Safety
  • 2006            Intelligibility and Speech Intervention for Overseas-trained Health Professionals

  • ADA Research Fellowship Award - Language Studies
  • Excellence in TELT (Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching) Dean's Award
  • Honorary External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Nominated for Multicultural Award

2021-Parent-child interactions and discourse features of child narratives during story time

2021 Linguistic Landscapes: Voices from young Sydneysiders about urban multilingualism




  • Australian Human Rights Institute Associate (UNSW)
  • Member of International Applied Linguistics Association (AILA) Research Network on Language and Migration
  • Member of AILA Special Interest Group, Home Language Maintenance (HOLM)
  • Forced Migration Research Network (UNSW)
  • European Diaspora Research Network
  • Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)
  • External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Australian Hungarian Teachers Association

My Research Supervision

In progress:

  • Arwa Al Thobaiti (PhD) The global spread of English in Saudi Arabia:  A case study of Taif University students’ attitudes towards Global English
  • Hend Albalawi (PhD) Bedouin Speakers' Vitality Perceptions in Tertiary Institutions in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

  • Muhammad Hakiki (PhD) Translanguaging in Indonesian Tertiary Classrooms and its Impact on Student Engagement

  • Hui Wang (PhD) A transnational case study of intergenerational language and identity maintenance among ethnic Russians from China

Recently Awarded:

  • 2022- Rodrigo Felipe Arellano Arellano (PhD) A discursive study of ideologies in applied linguistics teaching: The case of a teacher training program in Chile.
  • 2022- Sixuan Wang (PhD) A Sociolinguistic Study of Blang Language Speech Community
  • 2022 - Eliot Allport (Hons Class 1) Multilingualism in University Spaces and Beyond
  • 2017 - Albrool Alhazmi (PhD)  Patterns of Arabic-English Translanguaging in an Arabic Ethnic School in Sydney

My Teaching

LING5015 Discourse Analysis
LING5006 Bilingualism
LING5027 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
ARTS3695 Multilingualism and Language Planning


Volunteer teaching/community engagement:

Hungarian Literacy Classes Online (current)

English language classes for Sudanese job seekers (past)