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LINGUIST List 24.1629

Wed Apr 10 2013

Books: Language-in-education Policies: Liddicoat

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

Date: 10-Apr-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Language-in-education Policies: Liddicoat
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Title: Language-in-education Policies
Subtitle: The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Relations
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Published: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847699138

Author: Anthony Liddicoat
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847699145 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847699145 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847699138 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847699138 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

This book examines the ideological underpinnings of language-in-education policies that explicitly focus on adding a new language to the learners' existing repertoire. It examines policies for foreign languages, immigrant languages, indigenous languages and external language spread. Each of these contexts provides for different possible relationships between the language learner and the target language group and shows how in different polities different understandings influence how policy is designed. The book develops a theoretical account of language policies as discursive constructions of ideological positions and explicates how ideologies are developed through an examination of case studies from a range of countries. Each chapter in this book takes the form of a series of three in-depth case studies in which policies relating to a particular area of language-in-education policy are examined. Each case examines the language of policy texts from a critical perspective to deconstruct how intercultural relationships are projected.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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