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LINGUIST List 25.326

Mon Jan 20 2014

Books: Dynamic Ecologies: Scarino, Murray (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jan-2014
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Dynamic Ecologies: Scarino, Murray (Eds)
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Title: Dynamic Ecologies
Subtitle: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Series Title: Multilingual Education
Published: 2014
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-7971-6

Editor: Neil Murray
Editor: Angela Scarino
Hardback: ISBN: 9789400779716 Pages: 244 Price: Europe EURO 99.99
Abstract:

This volume provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex language ecologies of Southeast Asia. Adopting a relational perspective, it considers their significance for the region, its peoples, the policy and practice of language teaching, learning and assessment and the fate of local languages. It gives particular prominence to the relationship between English and Chinese, its likely transformation at a time of significant global change and the impact that these two languages and their synergy will have on the place of other languages and dialects. Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region draws on the research and insights of key scholars in the field and provides case studies that illustrate the impact of relevant language policy in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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