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Title: Discourses on Language and Integration
Subtitle: Critical perspectives on language testing regimes in Europe
Edited By: Gabrielle Susanne Hogan-Brun
Clare Mar-Molinero
Patrick Stevenson
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 33

One of the most pressing issues in contemporary European societies is the
need to promote integration and social inclusion in the context of rapidly
increasing migration. A particular challenge confronting national
governments is how to accommodate speakers of an ever-increasing number of
languages within what in most cases are still perceived as monolingual
indigenous populations. This has given rise to public debates in many
countries on controversial policies imposing a requirement of competence in
a 'national' language and culture as a condition for acquiring citizenship.
However, these debates are frequently conducted almost entirely at a
national level within each state, with little if any attention paid to the
broader European context. At the same time, further EU enlargement and the
ongoing rise in the rate of migration into and across Europe suggest that
the salience of these issues is likely to continue to grow. This volume
offers a critical analysis of these debates and emerging discourses on
integration and challenges the assumptions underlying the new 'language
testing regimes'.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027206236
ISBN-13: 9789027206237
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289704
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027206236
ISBN-13: 9789027206237
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289704
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00