[lg policy] Fwd: [BILING] New book by John Petrovic, A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education (Multilingual Matters)

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John E. Petrovic (The University of Alabama)


This provocative book examines the strengths and weaknesses of liberal
political theory to inform language policy in a way that promotes individual
autonomy while not reifying “language”.

Important topics of discussion include the language/ identity link, language
rights, language varieties, and academic language.


1.   Language Policy, Identity, and Liberalism: Some Foundational

2.    Formalist Liberalism and Language Policy

3.   Saving Liberalism: Communities, Language, and Schooling

4.   The Promise and Problem in Linguistic Human Rights

5.    Post Linguistic Human Rights?

6.    Post-Liberal Language in Education Policy

7.   A Post-Liberal Approach: Broadening Language and Narrowing Policy

*Author Information*

John E. Petrovic is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations of
Education at The University of Alabama, USA. His research interests include
the philosophy of education,

education policy, language policy, and issues of diversity in education. He
is the series editor of Studies in the Philosophy of Education, by Information
Age Publishing.

*Series: *New Perspectives on Language and Education

*Format: *210 x 148 (A5) *Pages: *c. 136pp         *Pub Date*: c. 15/12/2014

*Level:* Postgraduate, Research / Professional

*Territory: *World

Hbk ISBN 9781783092840 C. £69.95 / US$119.95 / CAN$129.95 / €89.95 *Subject
 (BIC)*:  CFDM  Bilingualism  and Multilingualism,

JNF  Educational  Strategy  and  Policy, JNFR  Multicultural Education

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