Book notice: Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sun Nov 19 19:16:33 UTC 2006

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Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Editor: Amy B.M. Tsui
Editor: James W. Tollefson

Bringing together scholarship on issues relating to language, culture, and
identity, with a special focus on Asian countries, this volume makes an
important contribution in terms of analyzing and demonstrating how
language is closely linked with crucial social, political, and economic
forces, particularly the tensions between the demands of globalization and
local identity. A particular feature is the inclusion of countries that
have been under-represented in the research literature, such as Nepal,
Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Korea.

"Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts" will interest
scholars and research students in the areas of language policy, education,
sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and critical linguistics. It can be
adopted in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on language policy,
language in society, and language education.


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