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Title: Language and Learning in the International University
Subtitle: From English Uniformity to Diversity and Hybridity
Edited By: Bent Preisler
Ida Klitgård
Anne H Fabricius
Series Title: 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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847694144
ISBN-13: 9781847694140
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
U.K. £ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847694133
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 39.95