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LINGUIST List 20.3703

Fri Oct 30 2009

Books: Applied Linguistics: Extra, Spotti, Van Avermaet (Eds)

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Language Testing, Migration and Citizenship: Extra, Spotti, Van Avermaet (Eds)

Message 1: Language Testing, Migration and Citizenship: Extra, Spotti, Van Avermaet (Eds)
Date: 27-Oct-2009
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Language Testing, Migration and Citizenship: Extra, Spotti, Van Avermaet (Eds)
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Title: Language Testing, Migration and Citizenship
Subtitle: Cross-National Perspectives on Integration Regimes
Series Title: Advances in Sociolinguistics
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132286&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Guus Extra
Editor: Massimiliano Spotti
Editor: Piet Van Avermaet
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847063458 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Abstract:

What are the requirements for admission, for civic integration and for
acquiring citizenship in nation-states across the world? Should a certain
level of language proficiency be part of these requirements, and if so how
should this be tested? This book addresses the urgent need to develop a
fuller conceptual and theoretical basis for language testing and civic
integration programmes than is currently available, to enable widespread
discussion of this theme and its concomitant linguistic and socio-cultural
requirements.

The pattern of migration to Europe has become more diversified over time
and has raised many new questions regarding admission, civic integration
and citizenship. The public and political discourses surrounding these
issues are in flux and are generally moving in the direction of
increasingly restrictive regimes across European nation-states.

Much longer histories of testing regimes than those available for Europe,
and documented experiences in working with them, can be found in
non-European contexts in which former European immigrants played a major
role in establishing such regimes. It is with this rationale in mind that
this Volume focuses on carefully selected European case studies without
neglecting comparative views on non-European nation-states that are
traditionally referred to as immigrant countries par excellence from an
early European perspective of emigration.

The book aims to raise the general level of the discussion by taking into
account cross-national developments and by promoting a more coherent and
well-founded approach. It appeals to researchers and academics working in
sociolinguistics, language education, and globalization studies, as well as
to those involved in language policies and language planning.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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