A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
This book views the international university as a microcosm of a world
where internationalization does not equate with across-the-board use of
English, but rather with the practice of linguistic and cultural diversity,
even in the face of Anglophone dominance. The globalization-localization
continuum manifests itself in every university trying to adopt
internationalization strategies. The many cases of language and learning
issues presented in this book, from universities representing different
parts of the world, are all manifestations of a multidimensional space
encompassing local vs. global, diversification vs. Anglicization. The
internationalization of universities represents a new cultural and
linguistic hybridity with the potential to develop new forms of identities
unfettered by traditional ‘us-and-them’ binary thinking, and a new
open-mindedness about the roles of self and others, resulting in new
patterns of communicative (educational and social) practices.