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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English Language as Hydra argues that, far too often, the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual identities. This book brings together the voices of linguists, literary figures and teaching professionals in a wide-ranging expos? of this enormous Hydra in action on four continents.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughan Rapatahana; Pauline Bunce
ISBN: 9781847697509 184769750X 9781847697493 1847697496 9781847697516 1847697518
OCLC Number: 779245785
Description: xxv, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: English language as thief / Vaughan Rapatahana --
The challenge-Ndaraca ya Thiomi: languages as bridges / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
English language as bully in the Republic of Nauru / Xavier Barker --
Out of sight, out of mind ... and out line: Language education in the Australian Indian Ocean Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands / Pauline Bunce --
English language as Juggernaut-Aboriginal English and indigenous languages in Australia / Robyn Ober and Jeanie Bell --
English language as Nemesis for Maori / Graham Hingangaroa Smith and Vaughan Rapatahana --
A personal reflection: New Zealand Maori and English / Tamati Cairns --
The malchemy of English in Sri Lanka: Reinforcing inequality through imposing extra-linguistic value / Arjuna Parakrama --
English language as Governess: Expatriate English teaching schemes in Hong Kong / Eugene Chen Eoyang, Pauline Bunce and Vaughan Rapatahana --
English language as Auntie: Of 'good intentions' and a pedagogy of possibilities, ELT in the Philippines and its effects on children's literacy development / Lalaine F. Yanilla Aquino --
It's not always English: 'Duelling Aunties' in Brunei Darussalam / Noor Azam Haji-Othman --
English language as Siren Song: Hope and hazard in post-Apartheid South Africa / Sandra Land --
English language as border-crossing: Longing and belonging in the South Korean experience / Joseph Sung-Yul Park --
English and Mandarin in Singapore: Partners in crime / Rani Rubdy --
English language as intruder: The effects of English language education in Colombia and South America, a critical perspective / Anne-Marie de Mejia --
Afterword: Could Heracles have gone about things differently / Alastair Pennycook --
Coda: One Colonial language: One great tragic epic. English in Malaysia and beyond Muhammad Haji Salleh.
Series Title: Linguistic diversity and language rights, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Pauline Bunce.

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