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Title: Perspectives of Foreign Language Policy. Studies in Honor of Theo Van Els
Description:

This volume, containing fourteen invited papers on foreign-language policy, starts off with a brief history of foreign-language teaching policy in the Netherlands. This historical outline is followed by four contributions of authors who once developed the Dutch National Action Programme (NAP) on Foreign Languages under the directorship of Theo van Els. The second section consists five contributions written by experts from Germany, Israel, Finland and the United States, who reflect on the language policies adopted in their countries and on the international impact of the ideas developed in the NAP. The final section of the book presents four contributions from Dutch authors, all focussing on language policy issues related to the respective roles of Dutch as a second language, and of ethnic-minority languages in the Netherlands. The contributions to this volume were written by friends and colleagues of Theo van Els, in recognition of his considerable contributions to that area of applied linguistics which has captured his fascination for many years: foreign-language teaching policy. Contributions by: Kees de Bot; Peter Broeder; Herbert Christ; Geert Driessen; Guus Extra; Anne-Mieke Janssen-van Dieten; Richard Lambert; Leijn Melse; Maria Oud-de Glas; A. Renique; Kari Sajavaara; Elana Shohamy; Bernard Spolsky; Richard Tucker; Dirk Tuin; Gerard Westhoff; Bert Weltens; Frans Wilhelm.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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