Book: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Wed Sep 29 14:44:04 UTC 2010


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Language Policy and Political Issues in Education
Published: 2010
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com <http://www.springer.com/> 

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9460-5

Editor: Stephen May
Editor: Nancy H. Hornberger
Paperback: ISBN: 9789048194605 Pages: 482 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Abstract:

Includes contributions by well known experts in the field
Addresses the centrality of the politics of language
Highlights the importance of the social and political contexts of language
policy and language education

Language has too often been studied in isolation from the social and
political conditions in which it is used. The late David Corson, the
General Editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Language and
Education, held the position that an acute understanding of theory was a
necessary prerequisite for action, not an alternative to it, especially if
one were hoping to change policies for the better. The contributions in
this volume acknowledge the centrality of the politics of language,
highlighting the importance of the social and political contexts of
language policy and language education. This is one of ten volumes of the
Encyclopedia of Language and Education. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to
the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it
confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and
ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=50529

http://linguistlist.org/issues/21/21-3805.html


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