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English language as hydra : its impacts on non-English language cultures

Author: Vaughan Rapatahana; Pauline Bunce
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2012.
Series: Linguistic diversity and language rights, 9.
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In far too many places, the worldwide trade in English-language teaching, testing and publishing has become a self-perpetuating, self-congratulating, neocolonial monster - a veritable multi-headed Hydra. Too often the English language industry aggressively promotes itself as some sort of "uplifting", "essential", "proper" or even "better" means of communication than any other language. Unfortunately, its relentless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012009135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughan Rapatahana; Pauline Bunce
ISBN: 9781847697516 1847697518 9781847697516
OCLC Number: 961580824
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 275 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Series Editor’s Note / Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove --
The Genesis of this Book / Rapatahana, Vaughan / Bunce, Pauline --
Foreword / Phillipson, Robert --
Introduction: English Language as Thief / Rapatahana, Vaughan --
1. The Challenge – Ndaraca ya Thiomi: Languages as Bridges / Thiong’o, Ngũgĩ wa --
2. English Language as Bully in the Republic of Nauru / Barker, Xavier --
3. Out of Sight, Out of Mind… and Out of Line: Language Education in the Australian Indian Ocean Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands / Bunce, Pauline --
4. English Language as Juggernaut – Aboriginal English and Indigenous Languages in Australia / Ober, Robyn / Bell, Jeanie --
5. English Language as Nemesis for Ma¯ori / Smith, Graham Hingangaroa / Rapatahana, Vaughan --
6. A Personal Reflection: New Zealand Māori and English --
7. The Malchemy of English in Sri Lanka: Reinforcing Inequality through Imposing Extra-Linguistic Value / Parakrama, Arjuna --
8. English Language as Governess: Expatriate English Teaching Schemes in Hong Kong / Eoyang, Eugene Chen / Bunce, Pauline / Rapatahana, Vaughan --
9. English Language as Auntie: Of ‘Good Intentions’ and a Pedagogy of Possibilities – ELT in the Philippines and its Effects on Children’s Literacy Development / Aquino, Lalaine F. Yanilla --
10. It’s Not Always English: ‘Duelling Aunties’ in Brunei Darussalam / Haji-Othman, Noor Azam --
11. English Language as Siren Song: Hope and Hazard in Post-Apartheid South Africa / Land, Sandra --
12. English Language as Border-Crossing: Longing and Belonging in the South Korean Experience / Park, Joseph Sung-Yul --
13. English and Mandarin in Singapore: Partners in Crime? / Rubdy, Rani --
14. English Language as Intruder: The Effects of English Language Education in Colombia and South America – a Critical Perspective / Mejía, Anne-Marie de --
Afterword: Could Heracles Have Gone About Things Differently? / Pennycook, Alastair --
Coda: One Colonial Language: One Great Tragic Epic. 263 English in Malaysia and Beyond / Salleh, Muhammad Haji / Negara, Sasterawan
Series Title: Linguistic diversity and language rights, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Pauline Bunce.
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This book argues that the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual identities. It brings  Read more...

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