[lg policy] book notice: English - A Changing Medium for Education

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 30 15:23:07 UTC 2012

 English - A Changing Medium for Education
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847697707

Editor: Constant Leung
Editor: Brian V. Street


In this volume a range of authors from different international
contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English,
hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has
to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a
variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that
language and literacy should simply be regarded as a technical 'skill'
which confers universal benefits and that it should be replaced with a
social practice view that recognises situated variations and
diversity. This volume, we believe, provides a reference point for
extended research and practice in these areas that will be of interest
to wide range of people engaged in language and literacy education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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