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Title: English Language Education Across Greater China
Edited By: Anwei Feng
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693495
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and, at the same time,
in-depth examination of the spread of English and English language
education across Greater China. It consists of two parts.

Part 1 presents rich sociolinguistic data for easy comparisons between
mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, while Part 2
explores in depth the phenomena inside mainland China to provide
contrastive analysis of English language use and education in economically
booming areas such as Shanghai and Guangdong and underdeveloped regions
like Xinjiang and Yunnan. With the descriptive, comparative and analytical
accounts of different territories ranging from nation-states to small
villages in remote areas, theories on the spread of English, second/third
language acquisition and identity are challenged with new concepts proposed
and established.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693501
Pages: 304
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693495
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 49.95