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Books: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts: Solly, Esch (Eds)

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Date: 06-Jun-2012
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Subject: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts: Solly, Esch (Eds)
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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International
Contexts Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 141 Published: 2012 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Editor: Edith Esch Editor: Martin Solly Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310093 Pages: 263 Price: U.S. $ Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310093 Pages: 263 Price: U.K. £ Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310093 Pages: 263 Price: Europe EURO Abstract:

In many parts of the world the language education scenario is increasinglydynamic, as demographic, economic and social changes powerfully influencesocio-political agendas in the sphere of language education. These in turnimpact on complex issues such as linguistic pluralism, multiculturalism, andmarginalization. This is especially so in the sphere of second languageeducation where local, national and regional concerns often dominate theobjectives underpinning policy choice and prioritisation.

This volume brings together scholars and researchers from a wide range ofdifferent educational contexts and turns a sociolinguistic lens on some of thekey areas of concern for researchers in language education: criticalawareness of power and identity issues; competence in dealing with newsociolinguistic repertoires, modalities and literacies; ethical concerns for allwho are involved. The 'case study' approach enables the reader to reflect onand critically engage with these issues in a rich variety of contextualsituations, 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: TheSociolinguistics of Schooling: The Relevance of Derrida's Monolingualism ofthe Other or The Prosthesis of Origin - Jin He: The Myths of EnglishProficiency: The Socially Constructed Ideas about English in China - AnneIfe: Achieving Successful Lingua Franca Interaction in a Context of LinguisticDisparity - Kizitus Mpoche: The Sociolinguistics of Language Education:Contextualising Language Policy and Language Education in Cameroon -Rebecca A. Mitchell: Language, Education and Identity in Gabon - EsterinoAdami: English Language Education in India Today - Androula Yiakoumetti:Bidialectism and Aboriginal Language Education: SociolinguisticConsiderations Pertinent to Australia's Aboriginal Communities - RoxanaHerescu: An Investigation into the Views and Practices of Teachers ofContent and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Romania - SteveBuckledee: Are Cambridge ESOL Examinations Appropriate for Users ofEnglish as a Lingua Franca? - Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez: The Implicationsof Language Choice in Education.

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

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