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Wed Jul 03 2013

Books: Language Planning and Student Experiences: Aliani, Lo Bianco

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Date: 01-Jul-2013
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Subject: Language Planning and Student Experiences: Aliani, Lo Bianco
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Title: Language Planning and Student Experiences Subtitle: Intention, Rhetoric and Implementation Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Published: 2013 Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Joseph Lo Bianco Author: Renata Aliani Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090044 Pages: 168 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090044 Pages: 168 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090037 Pages: 168 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090037 Pages: 168 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

This book is a timely comparison of the divergent worlds of policy implementation and policy ambition, the messy, often contradictory here-and-now reality of languages in schools and the sharp-edged, shiny, future-oriented representation of languages in policy. Two deep rooted tendencies in Australian political and social life, multiculturalism and Asian regionalism, are represented as key phases in the country’s experimentation with language education planning. Presenting data from a five year ethnographic study combined with a 40 year span of policy analysis, this volume is a rare book length treatment of the chasm between imagined policy and its experienced delivery, and will provide insights that policymakers around the world can draw on.

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

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