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Language policy, culture and identity in Asian contexts

Author: Amy Tsui; James W Tollefson
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The contributors to this text pay attention to how the domination of English is being addressed in relation to cultural values and identity by non-English speaking countries in a range of sociopolitical contexts. This text helps readers to understand the impact of globalisation on non-English speaking countries.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tsui; James W Tollefson
ISBN: 0805856935 9780805856934 0805856943 9780805856941 1410614522 9781410614520
OCLC Number: 181923628
Description: ix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Language policy and the construction of national cultural identity / Amy B. M. Tsui and James W. Tollefson --
2. Japan's language policy and the "lost decade" / Kayoko Hashimoto --
3. Globalization and language policy in South Korea / Yim Sungwon --
4. The construction of national identity and globalization in multilingual Malaysia / Maya Khemlani David and Subramaniam Govindasamy --
5. Remaking Singapore : language, culture, and identity in a globalized world / Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew --
6. Transition, culture, and language in Cambodia / Thomas Clayton --
7. Language policy and the social construction of identity : the case of Hong Kong / Amy B. M. Tsui --
8. Multilingual and multicultural identities in Brunei Darussalam / Mukul Saxena --
9. Mauri or mirage? : the status of the Maori language in Aotearoa New Zealand in the third millennium / Richard A. Benton --
10. Identity and multilinguality : the case of India / Rama K. Agnihotri --
11. Change and permanence in language politics in Nepal / Selma K. Sonntag --
12. The role of English in Pakistan with special reference to tolerance and militancy / Tariq Rahman --
13. Language policy in education in Bangladesh / Tania Hossain and James W. Tollefson --
14. Issues in language policy, culture, and identity / James W. Tollefson and Amy B. M. Tsui.
Responsibility: edited by Amy B.M. Tsui and James W. Tollefson.
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