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Mon Dec 08 2014

Books: Language Policy in Higher Education: Vila, Bretxa (eds.)

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Date: 05-Dec-2014
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Subject: Language Policy in Higher Education: Vila, Bretxa (eds.)
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Title: Language Policy in Higher Education
Subtitle: The Case of Medium-Sized Languages
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Published: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: F. Xavier Vila
Editor: Vanessa Bretxa
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783092758 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783092741 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783092758 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 169.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783092741 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can – or could – be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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