Language Policy

Dominant English, Pluralist Challenges

| Brigham Young University, Utah
| University of New South Wales
ISBN 9789027221636 (Eur) | EUR 65.00
ISBN 9781556195174 (USA) | USD 98.00
ISBN 9789027274205 | EUR 65.00 | USD 98.00
‘Think globally, act locally’ is the message of Language Policy: Dominant English, Pluralist Challenges. The book examines the impact of English in countries in which it is taken for granted — Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA. It explores how the dominance of English impacts on the development of national language policies, the maintenance of minority languages, the ability to provide services in other languages, the efforts to promote first language and bilingual education programs, and the opportunities for adult and child second language and literacy training. The book examines language and language-in-education policies in these countries and the extent to which English influences some policies or preludes others. It explores the viability of a statement on national language policies that could be adopted by the International Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) organization as a statement of principles. The book explores how to raise issues of individual, social and educational responsibilities that TESOL members must face as they are influenced by, and can influence, the language policy agendas established in these countries. It explores what can be learned from other English dominant nations, and compares language policy and practice, developing a more cross-national view on rights and responsibilities in language and language-in-education in these five dominant nations.
[Not in series, 83]  1997.  xxviii, 170 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword: Palmam qui meruit ferat
Robert B. Kaplan
Helen Wren
I. The Dominance of English and National Language Policies: An Overview
1. Making a difference in language policy agendas
Helen Wren
2. The English language metaphors we live by
William Eggington
II. Language and Language-in-Education Policies in English-Dominant Nations
3. The grown-ups know best: Language policy-making in Britain in the 1990s
Jill Bourne
4. Language policy in the USA: National values, local loyalties, pragmatic pressures
Mary McGroarty
5. English Langauge-in-Education policies in Canada
Alister Cumming
6. English and pluralistic policies: The case of Australia
Joseph Lo Bianco
7. Why are we waiting? Languages policy development in New Zealand
Roger A. Peddie
III. Teaching within Language and Language-in-Education policies
8. Social justice in the work of ESL teachers
David Corson
9. The roles and responsibilities of ESL teachers within National Language Policies
William Eggington
Notes on Contributors
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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