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Language in the twenty-first century : selected papers of the millennial conferences of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, held at the University of Hartford and Yale University

Author: Humphrey Tonkin; Timothy G Reagan; Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2003.
Series: Studies in world language problems, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the future of languages in an increasingly globalized world? Are we moving toward the use of a single language for global communication, or are there ways of managing language diversity at the international level? Can we, or should we, maintain a balance between the global need to communicate and the maintenance of local and regional identities and cultures? What is the role of education, of language rights,  Read more...
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Language in the twenty-first century.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2003
(DLC) 2003048077
(OCoLC)51931255
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Tonkin; Timothy G Reagan; Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems.
ISBN: 9789027296429 9027296421 9027228310 9789027228314 9027228329 9789027228321 9781588113832 1588113833 9781588113849 1588113841 1282161156 9781282161153
OCLC Number: 302169102
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 209 pages).
Contents: Language in the Twenty-First Century; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Introduction; Contexts and trends for English as a global language; Global English and the non-native speaker; Language and the future; Interlingualism; Development of national languages and management of English in East and Southeast Asia; The "business" of language endangerment; Equality, maintenance, globalization; Maintaining linguodiversity; Language education in the twenty-first century; Language and language education in the United States in the twenty-first century; Why learn foreign languages?; Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in world language problems, v. 1.
Other Titles: Language in the 21st century
Responsibility: edited by Humphrey Tonkin, Timothy Reagan.
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What is the future of languages in an increasingly globalized world? Are we moving toward the use of a single language for global communication, or are there ways of managing language diversity at the international level? Can we, or should we, maintain a balance between the global need to communicate and the maintenance of local and regional identities and cultures? What is the role of education, of language rights, of language equality in this volatile global linguistic mix? A group of leading scholars in sociolinguistics and language policy examines trends in language use across the world to.

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