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LINGUIST List 24.1504

Wed Apr 03 2013

Books: The Politics of English: Wee, Goh, Lim (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Politics of English: Wee, Goh, Lim (Eds)
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Title: The Politics of English
Subtitle: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific
Series Title: Studies in World Language Problems 4
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/wlp.4

Editor: Lionel Wee
Editor: Robbie B.H. Goh
Editor: Lisa Lim
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272133 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272133 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272133 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228352 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228352 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228352 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

This volume brings together contributions that explore the increasingly important roles that English plays in Asia, including its contribution to economic growth, national imaginaries and creative writing. These are issues that are political in a broad sense, but the diversity of Asian contexts also means that the social, political and cultural ramifications of the spread of English into Asia will have to be understood in relation to the challenges facing specific societies. The chapters in the book collectively illustrate this diversity by focusing on countries from South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific. Each country has two contributions devoted to it: one paper provides an overview of the country’s language policy and its positioning of English, and another provides a critical discussion of creative expressions involving the use of English. Taken together, the papers in the volume detail the most recent developments concerning the politics of English in Asia.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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