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Sun Jul 29 2012

Books: English - A Changing Medium for Education: Leung, Street (Eds)

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Date: 27-Jul-2012
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Subject: English - A Changing Medium for Education: Leung, Street (Eds)
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Title: English - A Changing Medium for Education Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education Published: 2012 Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Constant Leung Editor: Brian V. Street Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697714 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697714 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697707 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697707 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy should simply be regarded as a technical 'skill' which confers universal benefits and that it should be replaced with a social practice view that recognises situated variations and diversity. This volume, we believe, provides a reference point for extended research and practice in these areas that will be of interest to wide range of people engaged in language and literacy education.

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

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