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Author: William Eggington; Helen Wren
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1997.
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'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  Read more...
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Eggington, William.
Language Policy : Dominant English, Pluralist Challenges.
Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Eggington; Helen Wren
ISBN: 9789027274205 9027274207 1283423898 9781283423892
OCLC Number: 773566970
Notes: Chapter 7. why are we waiting? languages policy development in new zealand.
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents: LANGUAGE POLICY DOMINANT ENGLISH, PLURALIST CHALLENGES; Title page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; FOREWORD PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT; Introduction; Are the stated purposes viable?; Entry into the profession; The self-image of ESL/EFL teachers; Conclusion; References; INTRODUCTION; PART I. THE DOMINANCE OF ENGLISH AND NATIONAL LANGUAGE POLICIES: AN OVERVIEW; CHAPTER 1. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LANGUAGE POLICY AGENDAS; Overview; 1. Thinking globally, acting locally; 2. Helping the TESOL teachers' association work for students. 3. Learning from the language policies and practices of other countriesThinking globally, acting locally: the teacher's role; Helping the TESOL teachers' association work for students; Learning from the language policies and practices of other countries; Where do we go from here?; References; CHAPTER 2. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE METAPHORS WE PLAN BY; Introduction; The impact of socially shared metaphors; English language related metaphors; Foundation metaphors; Expansion metaphors (17th --
mid-20th century); Contemporary metaphors (Mid-20th Century --
); Conclusion: metaphor and policy; References. PART II. LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE-IN-EDUCATION POLICIES IN ENGLISH-DOMINANT NATIONSCHAPTER 3. "THE GROWN-UPS KNOW BEST": LANGUAGE POLICY-MAKING IN BRITAIN IN THE 1990s; Linguistic profile of the United Kingdom; Provision for languages in the UK; Changes after the 1988 Education Bill; The appropriation of English; Language planning in Britain today; Implications for bilingual and bi-dialectal pupils; Back to the basics; References; CHAPTER 4. LANGUAGE POLICY IN THE USA: NATIONAL VALUES, LOCAL LOYALTIES, PRAGMATIC PRESSURES; A definition and framework: no official, but multiple, informal policies. Educational governance: national or local?Regional and ethnic influences, historical and contemporary; Ideological and structural tensions; Bilingual education: new federal-local connections; Bilingualism for all: moves toward the mainstream; Instruction in other languages: lofty visions, local realities; Some final thoughts; References; CHAPTER 5. ENGLISH LANGUAGE-IN-EDUCATION POLICIES IN CANADA; Francophone learners of English in Québec; First Nations learners of English; Prevalent issues and recent developments; 1. Equity of access to language education. 2. Tensions between regional situations and differing levels of responsibility3. Relations of language education to other societal issues and cultural processes; 4. Maintenance of languages other than English or French; 5. Developing resources, research, theories, and facilitating structures; References; CHAPTER 6. ENGLISH AND PLURALISTIC POLICIES: THE CASE OF AUSTRALIA; Introduction; Overview of language planning in Australia; Language policies since the 1960s; Debates and issues on language policy today; English; Australian English; Aboriginal English; Conclusion; References.

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'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 e.

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