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LINGUIST List 25.636

Fri Feb 07 2014

Books: Desiring TESOL and International Education: Chowdhury, Le Ha

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

Date: 06-Feb-2014
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Desiring TESOL and International Education: Chowdhury, Le Ha
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Title: Desiring TESOL and International Education
Subtitle: Market Abuse and Exploitation
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781783091478

Author: Raqib Chowdhury
Author: Phan Le Ha
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091485 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 169.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091485 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783091478 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783091478 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term ‘international’ has been exploited by the market in the form of government educational policies and agencies, host institutions, academia and the mass media. The book explores matters relating to the role of the English language in international education in general and the field of TESOL in particular. It demonstrates how English and TESOL have exercised their symbolic power, coupled with the desire for international education, to create convenient identities for international TESOL students. It also discusses the complexity surrounding and informing these students’ painful yet sophisticated appropriation of and resistance to the convenient labels they are subjected to.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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