English in Europe Today

Sociocultural and educational perspectives

Annick De Houwer | University of Erfurt
Antje Wilton | University of Siegen
ISBN 9789027205247 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027287342 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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This volume discusses several facets of English in today's multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence between cultures, languages and situations that influence its use. This interdependence is particularly relevant to European settings where English is being learned as a second language. Such learning situations constitute the core focus of the book. The volume is unique in bringing together empirical studies examining factors that promote the learning of English in Europe. Rather than assuming that English is a threat to linguistic diversity and cultural independence, these studies discuss psycholinguistic factors such as the input, and sociolinguistic factors such as the type of English that is targeted in learning. The contributing authors are well-established specialists who have worked on multilingualism, English as a Lingua Franca and second language acquisition.

The book will be of interest to applied linguists, sociolinguists and teachers of English as a foreign language.

[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 8] 2011.  xi, 170 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The nine chapters in this book testify to the many different facets of English in a multilingual and multicultural Europe. I personally found every single contribution interesting and valuable, a rare experience in this type of collection.”
“This edited volume in honour of Karlfried Knapp is an informative and thought-provoking collection of articles, with several of the contributions being closely related to Knapp's own research interests surrounding the use, acquisition and instruction of the English language. Particular strengths of the book lie in the wide range of issues and contexts examined, and the diversity of perspectives which the authors take to address current theoretical, ideological and practical concerns involved in language use and education in Europe today. The volume will be a valuable resource for scholars and graduate students interested in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and second language education. Chapters from the book could be used to supplement a variety of courses in these areas. Decision-makers and language teachers will also find the articles in this collection of interest, given the implications of much of the research presented for language education policy and practice in Europe and internationally.”
“Der von Annick De Houwer und Antje Wilton attraktiv konzipierte und sorgfältig edierte Sammelband vereinigt neben dem orientierenden Einleitungsaufsatz der Herausgeberinnen acht weitere ansprechende und z.T. sehr innovative Beiträge von bekannten europäischen und amerikanischen angewandten Linguisten.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFDM: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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