LINGUIST List 29.2843

Mon Jul 09 2018

Books: Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe: Tatsioka, Seidlhofer, Sifakis, Ferguson (eds.)

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Date: 27-Jun-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <pablo.dominguezdegruyter.com>
Subject: Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe: Tatsioka, Seidlhofer, Sifakis, Ferguson (eds.)
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Title: Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe
Subtitle: English in Europe: Volume 4
Series Title: Language and Social Life
Published: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/460718?format=G

Editor: Zoi Tatsioka
Editor: Barbara Seidlhofer
Editor: Nicos Sifakis
Editor: Gibson Ferguson
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501511097 Pages: 257 Price: U.S. $ 114.99
Abstract:

This volume examines the role of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in education in Europe. Following the implementation of the Bologna process, English has assumed a central role in European education offering institutions the opportunity to cater to the needs of an internationalized student body and increase their competitiveness. On the other hand, the increased use of ELF has become an issue of concern, often perceived as a threat to other languages, tilting the scale towards linguistic inequality and stressing the urgent need for the development of new language policies. Both aspects of ELF are at the center of discussion in the proposed volume, which consists of a variety of papers examining ELF in different parts of Europe (Eastern, Central and Western) and different levels of education. The volume makes a substantial contribution to the lively and controversial debate about what is recognized as a central topical concern of language education policy in Europe and beyond.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

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