[lg policy] English mania (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:52:12 -0400
From: Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>
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Subject: [lg policy] English mania

For a survey of Asian Englishes see:

Bolton, Kingsley (2008). English in Asia, Asian Englishes and the
issue of proficiency. English Today, 94 (24), 2, 3-12


Nunan, David (2003). The impact of English as a global language on
educational policies and practices in the Asia-Pacific region. TESOL
Quarterly (37), 4, 589-613

For an interesting recent publication on global English see:

Singh, Michael, Peter Kell & Ambigathy Pandian (2002). Approporiating
English: Innovation in the global business of English language
teaching. Peter lang Publishng, New York. Vol 8 in the series New
Literacies and Digital Epistemologies.

See blurb below:

A new book by Michael Singh (RMIT), Peter Kell (RMIT) and Ambigapathy
Pandian (University of Science Malaysia), Appropriating English:
Innovation in the Global Business of English Language Teaching, has
been published by Peter Lang, New York, 2002.

"Appriopriating English"

English seems to be becoming the global language as a result of the
massive socio-economic, cultural, and technological changes that have
been struggled over since the 1950s. For teachers of English to
speakers of other languages and for those involved in the education of
such teachers, trying to understand the changes brought by the
globalization, commodification, and technologization of English
language teaching (ELT) is a major challenge in itself. Given the
acceleration in language extinction and knowledge death, developing
principled responses to these changes is ridden with significant
complications and dangers. Appropriating English explores challenging
possibilities for teachers and teacher educators in the transnational
ELT market, providing a basis for informing and mobilizing innovations
in the business of teaching English language and literacy to speakers
of other languages. While the demand for English grows, its effects on
other peoples, their languages, and th eir knowledge are not always
positive. Appropriating English adds to the calls for a paradigmatic
innovation in the ELT industry. Michael Singh, Peter Kell, and
Ambigapathy Pandian offer a new perspective for reinventing the
project of globalizing English that situates it within a framework of
risk analysis and provides workpoints for making use of multivocal,
hybridized Englishes and new digital technologies to help sustain the
linguistic diversity of humanity.

Kerry Taylor-Leech
AMEP Research Centre
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Mobile: 0404 010 006

kerry.taylor-leech at mq.edu.au

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