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Tue Mar 28 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics/Applied Ling: Ferguson

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Directory         1.    Catriona Murray, Language Planning and Education: Ferguson

Message 1: Language Planning and Education: Ferguson
Date: 15-Mar-2006
From: Catriona Murray <>
Subject: Language Planning and Education: Ferguson

Title: Language Planning and Education Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics Published: 2006 Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Gibson Ferguson, University of Sheffield Hardback: ISBN: 0748612610 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0748612629 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 19.99

Language Planning is a resurgent academic discipline, reflecting theimportance of language in issues of migration, globalisation, culturaldiversity, nation-building, education and ethnic identity. Written as anadvanced introduction, this book engages with all these themes but focusesspecifically on language planning as it relates to education, addressingsuch issues as bilingualism and the education of linguistic minority pupilsin North America and Europe, the educational and equity implications of theglobal spread of English, and the choice of media of instruction inpost-colonial societies.

Contextualising this discussion, the first two chapters describe theemergence and evolution of language planning as an academic discipline, andintroduce key concepts in the practice of language planning. The book iswide-ranging in its coverage, with detailed discussion of the context oflanguage policy in a variety of countries and communities across NorthAmerica, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Key features* Accessible and readable introduction to the field.* Wide coverage of issues with illustrative examples from a range ofcountries in different continents.* Discussion exercises and suggestions for further reading.* Explores and comments on controversial issues.

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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