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Why English

Why English Author Pauline Bunce
ISBN-10 9781783095865
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 343
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This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, it explores the use and misuse of English in a wide range of contexts, revealing how the dominance of English is being confronted and counteracted around the globe. The authors explore the language policy challenges for governments and education systems at all levels, and show how changing the role of English can lead to greater success in education for a larger proportion of children. Through personal accounts, poems, essays and case studies, the book calls for greater efforts to ensure the maintenance of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

Linguistic Imperialism

Linguistic Imperialism Author Robert Phillipson
ISBN-10 0194371468
Release 1992
Pages 365
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This book explores English as an international language, and how and why it has become so dominant.

English Language as Hydra

English Language as Hydra Author Vaughan Rapatahana
ISBN-10 9781847697493
Release 2012
Pages 275
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English Language as Hydra argues that, far too often, the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual identities. This book brings together the voices of linguists, literary figures and teaching professionals in a wide-ranging exposé of this enormous Hydra in action on four continents.

Academic Literacy and Student Diversity

Academic Literacy and Student Diversity Author Dr. Ursula Wingate
ISBN-10 9781783093502
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 192
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to academic literacy instruction and their underpinning theories, as well as a synthesis of the debate on academic literacy over the past 20 years. The author argues that the main existing instructional models are inadequate to cater for diverse student populations, and proposes an inclusive practice approach which encourages institutional initiatives that make academic literacy instruction an integrated and accredited part of the curriculum. The book aims to raise awareness of existing innovative literacy pedagogies and argues for the transformation of academic literacy instruction in all universities with diverse student populations.

Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights Collection

Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights Collection Author Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
ISBN-10 1783097477
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 3072
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The series seeks to promote multilingualism as a resource, the maintenance of linguistic diversity, and development of and respect for linguistic human rights worldwide through the dissemination of theoretical and empirical research. The series encourages interdisciplinary approaches to language policy, drawing on sociolinguistics, education, sociology, economics, human rights law, political science, as well as anthropology, psychology, and applied language studies. Publications analysing successful attempts to promote linguistic diversity and theoretical analyses of alternative paradigms in conceptualising and implementing change in language policy are welcomed. This set contains the first ten volumes of the series. This collection is available by special order only. Please email [email protected] for order queries.

The Politics of Multilingualism

The Politics of Multilingualism Author Peter A. Kraus
ISBN-10 9789027263612
Release 2018-09-15
Pages 367
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This book proposes a multidisciplinary assessment of the impact of complex diversity on language politics and policies, analysing how the legacies of the old interact with the challenges of the new. Its main focus is on the interplay of multilingualism on the one hand, and the dynamics of transnationalism, globalisation, and Europeanisation on the other. This interplay confronts contemporary societies with unprecedented questions, as they face the need to come to grips with increasingly varied and pervasive manifestations of linguistic and cultural diversity. This volume develops an integrative approach that identifies the key social and political dimensions at hand, offering an innovative contribution to the ongoing conversation on the manifestations and management of multilingualism.

Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language

Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language Author Aya Matsuda
ISBN-10 9781783097043
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 255
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This book explores ways to prepare teachers to teach English as an International Language (EIL) and provides theoretically-grounded models for EIL-informed teacher education. The volume includes two chapters that present a theoretical approach and principles in EIL teacher education, followed by a collection of descriptions of field-tested teacher education programs, courses, units in a course, and activities from diverse geographical and institutional contexts, which together demonstrate a variety of possible approaches to preparing teachers to teach EIL. The book helps create a space for the exploration of EIL teacher education that cuts across English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes and other relevant scholarly communities.

Native Speakerism in Japan

Native Speakerism in Japan Author Stephanie Ann Houghton
ISBN-10 9781847698704
Release 2013-02-19
Pages 280
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The relative status of native and non-native speaker language teachers within educational institutions has long been an issue worldwide but until recently, the voices of teachers articulating their own concerns have been rare. This innovative volume explores language-based forms of prejudice against native-speaker teachers.

Language Rights

Language Rights Author Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
ISBN-10 041574086X
Release 2016-10-01
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Language Rights has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Language Rights also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Language Rights book for free.

Language and Globalization

Language and Globalization Author Maryam Borjian
ISBN-10 9781315394619
Release 2017-06-26
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In this collection of real-life, personal narratives on the theme of language and globalization, scholars from a range of different sub-disciplines of linguistics, time periods, and geographical spaces throughout the world examine the interaction and intersectionality of languages and globalization and the implications of such interactions for world languages and cultures. A feature of the book is the application of autoethnography as its underlying approach/method, in which contributors draw on their own lived experiences (of life, scholarship, and work) to investigate and reflect on linguistic globalization and its issues and challenges against the backdrop of the globalized world of the 21st century.

The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam Author Noor Azam Haji-Othman
ISBN-10 9789811008535
Release 2016-09-17
Pages 285
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This book provides an overview of the linguistic situation in Brunei, including a historical overview and a synopsis of the current education system. It investigates pronunciation, particularly the intelligibility of Brunei English and the vowels of Brunei Mandarin, and it also describes the acquisition of Malay grammar, Malay politeness strategies, the use of language online, language in the courts, a comparison of Malay and English newspapers, the language of shop signs, the status of Dusun, and lastly, English literature in Brunei.

English Language Teaching Textbooks

English Language Teaching Textbooks Author N. Harwood
ISBN-10 9781137276285
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 373
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English language teaching textbooks (or coursebooks) play a central role in the life of a classroom. This edited volume contains research-informed chapters focusing on: analysis of textbook content; how textbooks are used in the classroom; and textbook writers' accounts of the materials writing, design, and publishing process.

Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching

Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching Author Mario E. López-Gopar
ISBN-10 9781783095780
Release 2016-06-10
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This book tells the story of a project in Mexico which aimed to decolonize primary English teaching by building on research that suggests Indigenous students are struggling in educational systems and are discriminated against by the mainstream. Led by their instructor, a group of student teachers aspired to challenge the apparent world phenomenon that associates English with “progress” and make English work in favor of Indigenous and othered children’s ways of being. The book uses stories as well as multimodality in the form of photos and videos to demonstrate how the English language can be used to open a dialogue with children about language ideologies. The approach helps to support minoritized and Indigenous languages and the development of respect for linguistic human rights worldwide.

Language and Identity

Language and Identity Author John Edwards
ISBN-10 9781139483285
Release 2009-09-17
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The language we use forms an important part of our sense of who we are - of our identity. This book outlines the relationship between our identity as members of groups - ethnic, national, religious and gender - and the language varieties important to each group. What is a language? What is a dialect? Are there such things as language 'rights'? Must every national group have its own unique language? How have languages, large and small, been used to spread religious ideas? Why have particular religious and linguistic 'markers' been so central, singly or in combination, to the ways in which we think about ourselves and others? Using a rich variety of examples, the book highlights the linkages among languages, dialects and identities, with special attention given to religious, ethnic and national allegiances.

English as an International Language

English as an International Language Author Dr. Farzad Sharifian
ISBN-10 9781847698605
Release 2009-01-08
Pages 240
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The rapid global spread of the English language has serious linguistic, ideological, socio-cultural, political, and pedagogical implications as it creates both positive interactions and negative tensions between global and local forces. Accordingly, debate about issues such as the native/non-native divide, the politics of an international language, communication in a Lingua Franca, the choice of a model for ELT, and the link between English and identity(ies) has stimulated scholarly inquiry in an unprecedented way. The chapters in this volume revisit, challenge, and expand upon established arguments and positions regarding the politics, policies, pedagogies, and practices of English as an international language, as well as its sociolinguistic and socio-psychological complexities.

Unequal Englishes

Unequal Englishes Author R. Tupas
ISBN-10 9781137461223
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 267
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This book proposes, examines and unpacks the notion of unequal Englishes as a way to understand English today. Unlike many studies on the pluralization of English, the volume assumes that inequalities and Englishes are inextricably linked and must be understood and theorized together.

Counseling Around the World

Counseling Around the World Author Thomas H. Hohenshil
ISBN-10 9781119026266
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 468
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This fascinating book provides a global exchange of information about counseling activities and services; counselor training; and existing professional practices, beliefs, and values. Native counselors and leading experts from 40 countries discuss the opportunities for growth in their countries and the challenges they face. After an introductory section that discusses global diversity themes and issues, chapters focus on key countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania, and South and Central America. Each chapter covers the history and current state of counseling in the country, theories and techniques that have been shown to work best in meeting the needs of the population, diversity issues specific to the region, counselor education and training, and possibilities for the future of counseling in the country. A comprehensive list of international resources and counseling organizations is also included. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.