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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts
Edited By: Edith Esch
Martin Solly
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431009
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 141
Description:

In many parts of the world the language education scenario is increasingly
dynamic, as demographic, economic and social changes powerfully influence
socio-political agendas in the sphere of language education. These in turn
impact on complex issues such as linguistic pluralism, multiculturalism, and
marginalization. This is especially so in the sphere of second language
education where local, national and regional concerns often dominate the
objectives underpinning policy choice and prioritisation.

This volume brings together scholars and researchers from a wide range of
different educational contexts and turns a sociolinguistic lens on some of the
key areas of concern for researchers in language education: critical
awareness of power and identity issues; competence in dealing with new
sociolinguistic repertoires, modalities and literacies; ethical concerns for all
who are involved. The 'case study' approach enables the reader to reflect on
and critically engage with these issues in a rich variety of contextual
situations, and the volume as a whole provides a useful overview of (second)
language education in the world today.

Contents: Edith Esch/Martin Solly: Introduction - Michael Evans: The
Sociolinguistics of Schooling: The Relevance of Derrida's Monolingualism of
the Other or The Prosthesis of Origin - Jin He: The Myths of English
Proficiency: The Socially Constructed Ideas about English in China - Anne
Ife: Achieving Successful Lingua Franca Interaction in a Context of Linguistic
Disparity - Kizitus Mpoche: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education:
Contextualising Language Policy and Language Education in Cameroon -
Rebecca A. Mitchell: Language, Education and Identity in Gabon - Esterino
Adami: English Language Education in India Today - Androula Yiakoumetti:
Bidialectism and Aboriginal Language Education: Sociolinguistic
Considerations Pertinent to Australia's Aboriginal Communities - Roxana
Herescu: An Investigation into the Views and Practices of Teachers of
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Romania - Steve
Buckledee: Are Cambridge ESOL Examinations Appropriate for Users of
English as a Lingua Franca? - Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez: The Implications
of Language Choice in Education.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034310093
Pages: 263