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Title: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education
Edited By: Stephen May
Nancy H. Hornberger
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9460-5
Description:

Includes contributions by well known experts in the field
Addresses the centrality of the politics of language
Highlights the importance of the social and political contexts of language
policy and language education

Language has too often been studied in isolation from the social and
political conditions in which it is used. The late David Corson, the
General Editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Language and
Education, held the position that an acute understanding of theory was a
necessary prerequisite for action, not an alternative to it, especially if
one were hoping to change policies for the better. The contributions in
this volume acknowledge the centrality of the politics of language,
highlighting the importance of the social and political contexts of
language policy and language education. This is one of ten volumes of the
Encyclopedia of Language and Education. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to
the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it
confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and
ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789048194605
Pages: 482
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95