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Title: English and Development
Subtitle: Policy, Pedagogy and Globalization
Edited By: Elizabeth J. Erling
Philip Seargeant
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realized in developing societies. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues, on local language ecologies and on questions of cultural identity. It investigates these issues by drawing together a series of original examinations and case studies by a range of leading scholars working in this burgeoning field. The chapters focus on a variety of contexts from around the world, and the volume as a whole surveys and critiques the positioning and influence of English as a catalyst for development in the 21st century.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847699466
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847699459
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95
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