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LINGUIST List 23.4370

Thu Oct 18 2012

Books: English as an International Language in Asia: Kirkpatrick, Sussex (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Oct-2012
From: Jolanda Voogd <Jolanda.Voogdspringer.com>
Subject: English as an International Language in Asia: Kirkpatrick, Sussex (Eds)
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Title: English as an International Language in Asia
Subtitle: Implications for Language Education
Series Title: Multilingual Education

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Springer
http://www.springer.com


Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-4577-3


Editor: Andy Kirkpatrick
Editor: Roland Sussex

Hardback: ISBN: 9789400745773 Pages: 251 Price: Europe EURO 99.95


Abstract:

Even as Anglophone power wanes in Asia, and China and India rise, the role of the English language in the region continues to develop. How are students in Asian nations such as Vietnam, Malaysia and China itself being taught English? This much-needed overview analyzes the differing language education policies of selected countries that also include Indonesia, Japan and Sri Lanka. Noting ASEAN's adoption of English as its sole working language, it traces the influence of globalization on English language education in Asia: in many systems, it pushes local languages off the curriculum and is taught as a second language after the national one.

Informed by a comprehensive review of current research and practice in English teaching in Asia, this volume considers the many different roles English is playing across the region, as well as offering an informed assessment of the prospects of English—and Chinese—being a universal language of communication.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English (eng)

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